Reporting to President and CEO Saku Sipola, the General Counsel also serves as the secretary of the Board of Directors of the Group.
Innanen joins SATO from SRV where she served as General Counsel since 2008. Prior to that, she had been Head of Legal Affairs at SATO since 1999.

SATO's President and CEO Saku Sipola:
-  Our operating environment is undergoing constant changes as regards issues including the diversification of financing solutions and the regulation governing our sector. The larger property development projects and transactions also call for extensive knowledge of the legal aspects of our business. Katri has an excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment and law relevant to our company and sector and has years of experience in our sphere of operation. It's a great pleasure to welcome Katri back to SATO.

Riitta Salo will begin in new duties as SATO's Chief Compliance Officer and will also be responsible in particular for expert duties relating to legislation governing subsidies under Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) schemes as well as other legal issues relating to our business. Salo will continue as SATO's Corporate Counsel until Innanen begins in the role.