Jaana Kääntä

Executive Assistant

Vaasa, Finland

17 years at Wärtsilä

Originally from Finland



A journey full of great opportunities

During the past 13 years, Jaana Kääntä has been an Executive Assistant supporting three different Managing Directors at Wärtsilä Finland Oy. Jaana emphasises how her journey has been full of great opportunities, interesting events, meetings, and great colleagues. One of the most interesting part of her work has included arrangements for both royals and presidents.

Usually Jaana starts her workday after an early morning workout routine at the gym. “Training is my all-natural cup of coffee and a tremendous source of energy.”

Her workdays vary a lot. If there are no meetings planned, she spends her day on her computer handling emails, coordinating and managing her manager's calendar, or preparing meeting materials. When visitors are expected, Jaana is on the move taking care of the practicalities. One major part of her work is organising different kinds of VIP visits and events. From her point of view, she has succeeded when the host can concentrate on the event itself without worrying about the practicalities and arrangements.

“I'm proud to be a part of this big, international company. We have a lot of activities ongoing all the time, days are never the same. Every day is different, which keeps me engaged and excited.”

Jaana sees that Wärtsilä is much more than a traditional engine manufacturer. Wärtsilä is a smart technology company and lifecycle solutions provider that constantly develops new ideas and quickly reacts to changes.

One of the greatest moments for Jaana has been the launch of the Smart Technology Hub, a next generation innovation and production centre. Jaana is eager to see what kind of benefits and possibilities it will bring to Wärtsilä and to the Vaasa region, and she looks forward to being part of that journey.

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