Family office of the Kankaala family, established in 2006. The goal is to strengthen co-operation between entrepreneurs by creating coalitions of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship, courage and co-operation are the core values of the company. 


The company’s vision is to develop North Ostrobothnian entrepreneurship, increase company assets and create significant added value in target companies.

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm

The founder of the company

Markku Kankaala, Managing director

Entrepreneur, AktiiviOmistaja, Steamship fleet owner

The entrepreneur from the town of Ii, who has established more than 50 companies. In addition, Kankaala is the builder of four public listed companies.

Place and date of birth: Raahe, 1963

Education: Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering

Residence: Ii, Finland

Family: wife and 2 adult children

Hobbies include sports, boating and steamships

Entrepreneur since 1992, Founder of Ruukki Group Oyj

Member of the Board of Afarak Group Oyj (Ruukki Group Oyj) in 2003-2017

Chairman of the Board of Enersense Oyj in 2020-2021

Chairman of the Board of NYAB Oyj from 2021

Chairman of the Board of Wetteri Oyj from 2022

Public listed companies:

  • Wetteri Oyj 
  • NYAB Oyj
  • Enersense International Oyj
  • Afarak Group Oyj (former Ruukki Group Oyj) 

Target companies

PM RUUKKI has invested to the target companies below: