SVP Human Resources Manne Tiensuu to leave Finnair

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| Source: Finnair Oyj
Finnair’s SVP Human Resources Manne Tiensuu will leave the company. Tiensuu, a
member of Finnair’s Executive Board, has held the position since 2010 and will
leave the company once Finnair has found a successor for him.

“Manne has done a great job in developing Finnair’s human resources and the
personnel policy of the whole company. The streamlining and development of the
HR function has been a significant achievement and we have clearly progressed in
the development of our leadership culture,” says Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo.  “In
change management, Finnair has followed those principles that the management
team jointly set when the current cost savings program started in 2011. Our aim
is to build a profitable and sustainable Finnair by having open dialogue with
personnel and taking timely action, even in matters that are painful. Manne has
had a key role in forming these principles as cornerstones of Finnair management
practice. This work will naturally continue, as Finnair's cost challenges and
its structural change continue to create human resource challenges. At the same
time, we have to ensure that basic HR services, which ease the everyday life of
our employees, work faultlessly. While we continue to build the new Finnair, I
warmly wish Manne the best of success in his future career.”

“These four years at Finnair have been an amazing experience. I have become
familiar with the challenges linked to change management and structural change
during this period. I am proud of the work that our -- nowadays relatively small
-- team of HR professionals does, and of the fact that despite often close media
scrutiny, overall job satisfaction at Finnair has remained very high,” says
Manne Tiensuu.  “Finnair’s HR team has also managed to develop and introduce new
competencies in Finnair. For me personally, it has been a clear disappointment
that we were not able to jointly reach results with some personnel groups in the
recent cost savings negotiations, and as a result we have to plan alternative
methods to reach the savings. A lot remains to be done, but the new Finnair is
being built step by step. I wish energy and determination to all personnel in
this work, while I will enthusiastically start seeking new interesting
challenges.”
FINNAIR PLC
Further information:
Finnair communications, 358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com

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