The Ehrnrooths are descended from a Finnish noble family. Today they are the biggest owners of the Finnish construction company YIT, and Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth’s father, Casimir Ehrnrooth, was a former chairman of Nokia. Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth studied economics at the Swedish School of Economics, and business administration, computer science, and environmental law at the University of Helsinki. He is now a private investor with Corbis Investments S.A., a firm that encompasses consulting and engineering firm Pöyry Plc, and leads Finnish textile and clothing design company Marimekko Plc. He is a founding member of the board of trustees of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, as well as a member of the Guggenheim Foundation’s board of trustees since 2008.

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Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth


Source of wealth:
Construction and investments

Collecting area:
Contemporary Scandinavian, European, and American art

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Fun fact:

Ehrnrooth converted a stable on his family’s estate into a museum to display his collection of over 500 works by contemporary European—most Scandinavian—and American artists.