Petri Auno appointed as new Managing Director of Nobina Finland

Petri Auno has been appointed as new Managing Director of Nobina Finland and member of Nobina’s Group management team. Currently he is Senior Vice President of VR Group.

Petri Auno will take up his new duties no later than 18.6.2019. He will replace Tom Ward, who retired at the end of 2018. Jan Bosaeus, Deputy CEO of Nobina AB, is Acting Managing Director until Petri Auno assumes his new position.

“Petri Auno’s appointment as Managing Director of Nobina Finland is highly gratifying. His deep understanding of public transport and his long-standing experience of leadership will be of great value for our Finnish company and for the Group as a whole,” says Magnus Rosén, CEO and President of Nobina. 

Petri Auno has worked for almost 20 years in various managerial positions at the Finnish public transport and logistics company VR Group. For the past six years, he has been a member of VR Group’s management team, responsible for locomotives, locomotive drivers and operational train services. VR Group is wholly-owned by the Finnish state and provides public transport and logistics services.

“I am delighted and proud to take over as Managing Director of Nobina Finland. Nobina has a market-leading position in the Nordic region and public transport is essential for the development of society. In this role, I wish to contribute to the continuing development of public transport, together with Nobina Finland’s skilled and dedicated employees,” says Petri Auno.  

For further information, please contact:
David Erixon, Head of Communications, Nobina, +46 72 967 02 84

About Nobina  
Nobina is the largest and most experienced public bus transport service provider in the Nordic region. The company’s expertise in prospecting, tendering and active management of public bus transport contracts in combination with long-term delivery quality makes Nobina the industry leader in terms of profitability, development and initiatives that promote a healthier industry. 

Every day, Nobina ensures that close to one million people arrive at work, school or other activities by delivering contracted public bus transport services in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. In addition, Nobina offers special public transport services under the brand Samtrans in the Swedish market. The company has sales exceeding SEK 9 billion (2017/18), more than 11,000 employees, and is headquartered in Solna, Stockholm. For more information, see Nobina’s website: