Eija Hakakari appointed Finnair’s SVP Human Resources
ET | Source:Finnair Oyj
Finnair Plc. Stock Exchange Release 2 July 2014 at 9.30 EET
Eija Hakakari, M. Sc. (Education), 53, has been appointed Finnair's Senior Vice
President, Human Resources and a member of Finnair's Executive Board. She will
start in her new role by the end of 2014. She succeeds Finnair’s current SVP
Human Resources Manne Tiensuu, who leaves Finnair on 31 August 2014.
Hakakari is currently SVP Human Resources at Stora Enso's Printing and Living
division. Her previous positions include SVP Human Resources at Rautaruukki and
various HR director positions in both China and Finland.
“Finnair is very interesting as a fast-changing consumer services company, and
the renewal and further development of its culture are challenges that inspire,”
says Hakakari. “I’m familiar with the skills and competencies of Finnair
employees. I look forward to working together with all employees in the company
that is such a key builder of connections for all of us.”
“We warmly welcome Eija Hakakari to the Finnair team,” says Finnair CEO Pekka
Vauramo. “It is important that we continue to renew our culture and build the
new Finnair in difficult times of change. Our HR team has a key role in this,
and I believe that Eija’s HR expertise as well as her experience in China will
bring valuable knowledge and leadership to the team. International experience
and a solid HR background are also necessary to further develop Finnair’s
culture and enable company growth.”
Finnair communications, 358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com
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