CFO Raimo Lind chosen as financial director of the year
Accenture, Talouselämä magazine and Management Events have chosen Mr Raimo Lind as financial director of the year 2008. The selection includes assessing the top 100 companies in Finland by revenue using key figure analysis, which compares the key figures of each company and their development during the last few years.
The results of the selection show that the financial director’s role in developing the business and realising strategies has become more significant. Strategic success factors include risk management and a culture that increases the financial added value. During a downturn we should be able to support growth and curb expenses at the same time.
Thanks to the entire team
The selection of the financial director of the year 2008 was influenced especially by the extent to which the financial management of Wärtsilä has managed to contribute to the excellent result of the company during the last few years. The jury emphasised the strong role of Lind in developing the business. Wärtsilä’s financial organisation and financial basic functions have been tuned to top condition.
“All of Wärtsilä can be proud of this award, and thanks go primarily to my whole team. We have developed financial operations systematically and perseveringly while supporting the profitable growth of the company. We have also executed successfully our extensive development projects,” says Raimo Lind.
Strong network one of the assets
The financial director of the year was selected for the third time among the top 100 companies in Finland by revenue. In 2006 the financial director of the year was Mr Juha Laaksonen from Fortum and in 2007 Mr Rick Simonson from Nokia.
“Raimo Lind takes the role that belongs to the financial director: He networks efficiently inside the company and puts his heart into issues. Thanks to his vast network and solid expertise people want him to join various development projects,” says Ole Johansson.