“Ari was the natural choice for this role. His commitment to embracing change and ability to generate new and better solutions to meet the needs of our clients and people mean that he’s well placed to lead our Finnish business,” said Chris McLernon, CEO, EMEA. “Ari is dedicated to driving exceptional results and I am confident that with his strong leadership we will quickly move to the next level locally in Finland.”

Ari joined Colliers in June 2019 as COO, bringing with him 20 years of experience in the information technology field, this included 10 years with Tieto as a business leader and member of the management team; and most recently Country Manager at Adven Oy, a provider of energy services. 
“Colliers’ enterprising culture, coupled with their commitment to exceeding client expectations mirrors my own values,” said Ari Vanhanen, CEO, Finland. “I look forward to continuing to work with our team of talented professionals, building on our strong foundations and delivering even greater value to our clients and communities.”

Colliers is a market leader in Finland providing investors with industry leading property management solutions from 12 offices across the country. On behalf of clients such as YIT, Sponda and Kesko, the firm manages a portfolio of 10 million sqm of commercial, residential and retail assets including the recently opened iconic Mall of Tripla.