Finnair Appoints Financier As New CEO

Finland’s national carrier Finnair has appointed financial specialist Topi Manner as CEO. He will take up his position Jan. 1, 2019.

The move follows the May announcement by CEO Pekka Vauramo that he was moving on to become CEO of Finnish industrial machinery company Metso Corp.

Vauramo has now left the airline. His position will be filled on an interim basis until Manner’s arrival by CFO Pekka Vähähyyppä.

Manner has had a lengthy career in a series of management positions at Nordea, the largest financial group in the Nordic countries. His roles have included head of personal banking and since 2016 he has been a member of Nordea’s group executive management.