Petri Käyhkö of K Group is named Security Director of the Year

This year, the award for achieving distinction and promoting expertise as a leader in the security sector goes to Petri Käyhkö, Head of Corporate Security, K Group. This is the third year that Aalto University Professional Development (Aalto PRO) and the Finnsecurity Association awarded the prize.

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Petri Käyhkö has extensive security experience from various organizations in the security sector. He has worked for K Group for many years and has been its Head of Corporate Security since 2016.

The jury was impressed by his view of security development as a service and a builder of trust in an organization. This clearly distinguishes his approach as a business enabler, in both his own role and in cooperation with his security team. Käyhkö has also been a positive, constructive and active player in security networks and is currently Chairman of the ASIS Finland Association.

"Security is created together and everyone's input is important. I value working together with other people towards common goals. I view my work as problem solving, making progress through expertise," says Petri Käyhkö.

The selection criteria emphasize high performance in challenging management tasks, and having a comprehensive and strategic grasp of security. The winner must also demonstrate an active approach to security and strengthening of its strategic position in their own organization and/or sector, and efforts to develop security expertise in Finland.

The jury consisted of Senior Program Manager Anna Maija Ahonen from Aalto PRO, Executive Director Joona Vuorenpää and Chairman Arto Kangas of the Finnsecurity Association, and Mika Susi, Chief Policy Adviser of the Confederation of Finnish Industries.

Additional information

Anna-Maija Ahonen
Program Director, Aalto PRO
Telephone +358 50 307 4934

Petri Käyhkö
Head of Corporate Security, K Group

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