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Topi Manner posed for photographs after the announcement that he will take over as the chief executive of Finnair on 1 January 2019. (Credit: Roni Rekomaa – Lehtikuva)
Topi Manner posed for photographs after the announcement that he will take over as the chief executive of Finnair on 1 January 2019. (Credit: Roni Rekomaa – Lehtikuva)

 

Topi Manner, the head of personal banking at Nordea, has been appointed as the successor of Pekka Vauramo as the CEO of Finnair.

The Finnish flag carrier announced the appointment yesterday, highlighting the 44-year-old Manner’s extensive experience in dealing with both private and corporate customers and his key role in the digital transformation and customer service development of Nordea.

“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,” commented Jouko Karvinen, the board chairperson at Finnair.

Manner will assume his responsibilities at the helm of the majority state-owned airline on 1 January 2019.

Finnair, he said, is an iconic, ever-changing company with a significant national role. “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,” stated Manner.

Vauramo left the airline yesterday to take over as the chief executive of Metso Group on 1 November 2018. Pekka Vähähyyppä, the chief financial officer at Finnair, will serve as the airline’s interim chief executive until 31 December 2018.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: Uusi Suomi

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