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D.Sc. (Tech.) Jukka Ahonen, has been appointed CEO of Akukon Ltd from November 1, 2022. Ahonen has worked in Akukon since 2011 as an acoustician, quality manager, team manager and most recently as business director.
Ari Lepoluoto, who has been the CEO since 2012, will lighten his workload and move to expert positions as he approaches retirement age.
"Jukka is an analytical, consistent and visionary leader who enjoys the trust and respect of his colleagues. In addition, he has a very deep understanding of the substance of our areas of expertise. I am very happy to hand over the duties of CEO to him," says Lepoluoto.
During Lepoluoto's CEO term, Akukon's turnover in Finland has increased from around two million euros to around six million, the growth being almost entirely organic. Forty new jobs have been created in Finland. In addition, Akukon has established four operating subsidiaries abroad.
"The core of our strategy is skilled personnel, specialization in our areas of expertise, development of expertise and internationalization. Over the past decade, many similar offices in Finland have merged into larger companies. We have decided to do things differently at Akukon, and this has proven to be a good solution. Jukka gets to lead a unique expert organization whose story is only at the beginning." says Lepoluoto.
Jukka Ahonen and Ari Lepoluoto
Akukon is the number one expert in acoustics, noise abatement and audiovisual design services in Finland and the Baltic countries. Akukon is an independent consulting corporation employing about 90 experts.
Our operations are divided into eight service categories: Performance facilities, Building and room acoustics, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Audiovisual design, Noise and vibration exposure, Audio laboratories, Audio and video production and Measurements.
We create better living conditions by protecting people from environmental noise and promoting the safety and operability of facilities as well as their visual appearance. Through our work we increase people’s well-being and even their work efficiency.
We have headquarters in Finland and subsidiaries in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia and Middle East. Our credit rating is AAA and our quality management system meets the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.
From the outset we have been an independent consulting company owned by the people who are employed by the company and who also actively participate in the company’s projects. Tapio Lahti and Henrik Möller founded the company in 1994.
One of the most revered classical music halls in the Finnish capital is located in the Helsinki Conservatory of Music in Ruoholahti.