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Finnair appoints Vauramo as chief executive

Finnair appoints Vauramo as chief executive

Pekka Vauramo has been appointed to the position of chief executive of Finnair.

Vauramo, who is presently based in Hong Kong working as chief operating officer of the MacGregor Business Area of Cargotec, a Finnish cargo and load handling company, will take up the role on June 1st.

Since 2007 he has served in various positions at Cargotec, such as head of Cargotec’s MacGregor Business, deputy chief executive of Cargotec as well as head of the Kalmar Business Unit.

Vauramo, 55, started his managerial career at Sandvik, a Swedish mining and construction company, where he worked from 1985 to 2007.

Vauramo holds an MSc (mining) degree from Helsinki University of Technology.

“Pekka Vauramo has a long international experience of logistics and business-to-business trade in global markets.

“His excellent track record in managing complex partnership processes, strong experience in the Asian markets combined with his leadership skills are a perfect match for Finnair,” said Klaus Heinemann, chairman of the board, Finnair.

“Our company has a clear strategy regarding Asian growth and reducing costs through partnerships, and it is critical to continue the prompt execution of this strategy.”

Pekka Vauramo will succeed Mika Vehviläinen, who left the company at the end of February 2013 to join Cargotec as its chief executive.