Management

Avara is an expert in residential real estate investment whose operating model is based on core functions being performed in-house and supporting functions being responsibly and efficiently outsourced to a selected partner network.

Management Team

Avara’s business is led by its CEO with the support of the Management Team.

Mika Savolainen
Mika Savolainen

CEO, Partner

  • M.Sc. (Tech.), eMBA, KJs
  • At Avara since 2013
  • Holds 7.5% of Avara Oy’s share capital through Erreon Oy
Harri Retkin
Harri Retkin

CIO and CFO, Partner

  • M.Sc. (Econ.)
  • At Avara since 2012
  • Holds 7.5% of Avara Oy’s share capital through Erreon Oy
Tuomas Rantsi
Tuomas Rantsi

COO and CDO, Partner

  • M.Sc. (Tech.), KJs
  • At Avara since 2017
  • Holds 7.5% of Avara Oy’s share capital through Erreon Oy
Arttu Ekqvist
Arttu Ekqvist

CEO of Avara Rahastot Oy

  • M.Sc. (Econ.)
  • At Avara since 2019
people-mikko-niskanen
Mikko Niskanen

CEO and Partner of Avara Isännöinti Oy

  • eMBA, KJs
  • At Avara Isännöinti since 2020
  • Holds 15% of Avara Isännöinti Oy’s share capital through Bullstreet Invest Oy

Board of Directors

The company’s Board of Directors supports the management’s success oversees and steers the company’s operations.

Risto Kyhälä
Risto Kyhälä

Chairman since November 2012

  • CEO of Kiinteistömaailma Oy, board professional
  • Independent of the company, not independent of a significant shareholder
  • Holds 7.5% of Avara Oy’s share capital through Erreon Oy
Alexander Schoschkoff
Alexander Schoschkoff

Member since April 2019

  • CEO of Fennia Life Insurance Company
  • Independent of the company, not independent of a significant shareholder
  • Fennia Life Insurance Company holds 15% of Avara Oy’s share capital
Aaro Mutikainen
Aaro Mutikainen

Member since April 2020

  • CIO of Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Independent of the company, not independent of a significant shareholder
  • Elo holds 34% of Avara Oy’s share capital
avara-avatar-hallitus
Timo Stenius

Member since April 2020

  • Board professional
  • Independent of the company, not independent of the significant shareholders
  • Elo holds 34% of Avara Oy’s share capital
Marja Kokko
Marja Kokko

Member since March 2021

  • CEO of Tyvene Oy
  • Independent of the company and of the significant shareholders