The President of the Republic of Finland has today conferred the highest industrial honorary title on Wärtsilä’s President and CEO, Jaakko Eskola. The title is the highest that can be granted to an industry leader in Finland.
Jaakko Eskola has held his current position since 2015, having worked in Wärtsilä since 1998. His previous positions in Wärtsilä include Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO in 2013-2015; President, Marine Solutions, 2006-2015; Vice President, Power Plants Sales & Marketing, 2005-2006; Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services Oy, President, 1998-2005.
Eskola is Member of the Board of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries. In 2008-2011 he held the position of President, European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC).
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Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.