Sitowise, an expert company in building and infrastructure construction design and consultancy, has appointed Markus Väyrynen its first CEO. Sitowise, born in the merger of Wise Group Finland Oy and Sito Oy, begins operations according to the new organisation model starting from January 1st, 2018.

Sitowise’s board of directors has appointed Msc. Tech. Markus Väyrynen as CEO of Sitowise, an expert company in housing and infrastructure construction that starts its operations as a unified full-service planning and consulting company for housing and infrastructure construction from the beginning of 2018. Väyrynen will begin in the position of CEO of the group parent company immediately. Sito Oy and Wise Group will operate as separate companies until the end of this year.

I am excited of the opportunity presented to me. One of my most important tasks as CEO is to make sure that Sitowise is ready to answer customer needs even better than before in the fast-changing operating environment. We want to be an industry forerunner in the all-round development of growing urban regions by taking advantage of the possibilities offered by digitalization. In addition, we seek significant growth both domestically and in the Nordic countries. These objectives can only be reached with the professional and committed work of our personnel. That is why we aim to be the best employer for industry experts.

-Markus Väyrynen

Väyrynen has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of construction. He has worked in Sito Oy since 2001, last as the director of Sito’s Planning and Consultancy business area that employs 400 infrastructural planning experts. Väyrynen is also a member of Sito’s management group.

”In his current position, Markus Väyrynen has showed excellent capabilities in successfully managing a business unit, putting customer understanding to the forefront and leading the best experts in the industry. He has extensive experience in the industry and a strong vision of the possibilities offered by the company’s operating environment. We believe, that under his leadership, Sitowise will develop into a significant operator in the domestic and Nordic housing and infrastructure construction planning market,” states Aki Ojanen, Chairman of the Board of Sitowise.

The current management of the merging companies will continue work at Sitowise. Wise Group’s CEO Aki Puska will be appointed group Deputy CEO and Director of the business area of Building Planning and Consultancy. Sito’s CEO Tapio Puurunen will be responsible for significant tasks concerning project operations, key customers and development of Sitowise operations.

”We are pleased that this appointment continues the long-held tradition of both companies to choose directors from inside the company. Markus has a clear vision for the future of Sitowise and the needed passion for realizing that vision. We are certain, that Sitowise’s story will have an excellent start under Markus’s leadership.”, CEO Tapio Puurunen of Sito Oy and CEO Aki Puska of Wise Group add.