CIO of VR Group Ltd – Finnish Railways Mr. Jukka-Pekka Suonikko has worked in Business IT Management since mid 90’s.
He has been the CIO of VR Group since 2010. During that time VR has taken impressive steps towards digitalization and new business models like turning the passenger services from desk to web.
At the same time he has led a comprehensive IT turnover with goal to focus IT to customer & business needs and changed IT to be a customer service organization. He has also managed major changes in VR’s IT environment as renewing all major business applications and modernizing outdated legacy.
Previously he has worked at Finnish Maritime Administration and with road logistics at Transpoint (parcel logistics, full truck loads, tank transportation) and Pohjolan Liikenne (bus transportation).
2014 & 2015 he has been a finalist to CIO of the year in Finland. He holds an MSc degree from Aalto University School of Business.