Finnair appoints Topi Manner as new chief executive
Sep 04, 2018: Topi Manner will become the CEO of Finland’s major carrier Finnair from 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 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.
Pekka Vahahyyppa, chief financial officer, will act as an interim CEO, from now until December end of 2018.