Finnair on Monday announced it will begin an immediate search for a successor to its outgoing chief executive Pekka Vauramo.
Vauramo, the state-owned airline said in a press release, has handed in his resignation in order to take the reins of Metso, a leading technology and service provider for a wide variety of process industries. He will formally hand over his duties at the helm of Finnair by the end of November 2018.
“We thank Pekka for his leadership in the past five years and wish him lots of success in his future role,” stated Jouko Karvinen, the board chairman at Finnair. “During the past few years, Finnair’s people have achieved a remarkable transformation and have turned Finnair into a growth company. We all at Finnair, including the board, will now continue this extensive journey of transformation.”
Vauramo, similarly, pointed out that the state-owned airline has gone through a lot over the past half-a-decade.
“Our strategic focus on growth, customer experience, personnel experience and transformation has been the right choice,” he affirmed. “I have now been offered [the opportunity] to take on one more challenge, and this has not been an easy decision for me to take. I am grateful for having been a part of this change journey.”
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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