– FINLAND, Helsinki – Finnair (CPH:FIA1S), today announced that the company has appointed Topi Manner as the company CEO as of January 1, 2019. Manner has a long career in management positions at Nordea, the largest financial group in the Nordic countries, and since 2016 he has worked as a member of Nordea’s Group Executive Management and as Head of Personal Banking.
“Topi Manner has extensive experience in both private and corporate customer business, and he has played a strong role in the digital transformation and customer service development of his bank,” says Jouko Karvinen, Chairman of the Board, Finnair. “We believe Topi’s people-centric leadership is an excellent fit for a service company like Finnair, which is all about people, both personnel and customers. Finnair has been transforming fast over the past years, and we continue to advance both our customer experience and our transformation.”
”Finnair is an iconic, renewing Finnish company with a significant national role. The Finnair team has done excellent work over the past few years,” says Topi Manner. “I am proud to have been selected to be part of Finnair’s competent team to build the company’s future, and to develop the experiences related to flying and travel together with other Finnair employees. I know Finnair people are strongly committed to the company which gives us a good ground to continue Finnair’s strategy implementation.”
Finnair’s current CEO, Pekka Vauramo, who will take on the role of CEO of Metso Group, now leaves Finnair. Pekka Vähähyyppä, Chief Financial Officer, will act as an interim CEO during 4.9.-31.12.2018.
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than 12 million passengers annually. Finnair’s extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 8 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past nine years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world’s leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.
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