The technology group Wärtsilä has appointed Mr Tuomas Salosaari (b. 1976), M.Sc. Eng., MBA, as the new Vice President, Information Management (CIO). Tuomas will start in the beginning of May and will report to Arjen Berends, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Jukka Kumpulainen, who has taken on a new position outside Wärtsilä. As the new CIO, Tuomas is responsible for leading Wärtsilä Information Management with more than 300 IT professionals globally. He will, with his team, be a critical part of Wärtsilä’s global digital transformation supporting the company’s strategy and operating models.
Tuomas works currently as Vice President for Operation Services at Fortum Business Technology. He has over 20 years of experience in leading and running IT operations at internationally operating companies, like Kone and Nokia. He has passion and acumen on translating IT deliveries into business change and driving forward the core business and digitalization agenda.
“I am very pleased to have Tuomas joining us to lead our Information Management operations. He will be in a key position to shape the future of our IT environment supporting the digital transformation of Wärtsilä. He will ensure a proactive, modern, and forward leaning approach, fully exploring opportunities within the rapidly evolving IT environment,” commented Arjen Berends.
“I am excited to join Wärtsilä and continue my contribution to enable sustainable societies with technology. I am looking forward to help speed up and enable Wärtsilä’s digital transformation, working seamlessly together with Wärtsilä businesses, to help them perform at their best. I will drive to make Wärtsilä IM the best place to be for our current and future IT talents and a trusted partner for Wärtsilä businesses”, says Tuomas Salosaari.
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Image caption: Tuomas Salosaari, the new CIO of Wärtsilä Corporation
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|Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.6 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.