Finnair’s chief executive officer (CEO) Pekka Vauramo (pictured below) has given notice of his resignation from the company to join Finnish engineering company Metso Corporation as their new CEO.
He will leave Finnair at the latest in November 2018 and the Helsinki-based airline said the search for Vauramo’s successor starts today.
Finnair’s board of directors chairman, Jouko Karvinen said: “The Board of Finnair is naturally sad to see Pekka Vauramo leave the company, but we also respect his personal decision to take on another challenge. We thank Pekka for his leadership in the past five years and wish him lots of success in his future role.
“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 said: “We have been through a lot at Finnair over the past five years.” He added: “Our strategic focus on growth, customer experience, personnel experience and transformation has been the right choice, and I want to extend my warm thanks to the entire Finnair team for this.
“I have now been offered to take on one more challenge, and this has not been an easy decision for me to make. I am grateful for having been a part of this change journey, and I am committed to leading Finnair together with my team for the rest of my time at Finnair. Our company’s focus needs to be on the future development of the company every day.”