Mr Marco Wirén (47), M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective 1 August 2013. Mr Wirén has broad-ranging experience of financial management and international business management. He currently works as Executive Vice President and CFO in the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB, having held that position since 2008. Prior to joining SSAB as Vice President Business control in 2007, Wirén held several managerial positions, including CFO and VP Business Development, in the infranet company Eltel Networks since 2002, and VP Business Development and Group Controller in the construction company NCC between 1995-2001.
Mr Raimo Lind, M.Sc. (Econ.), who is Wärtsilä’s CFO since 2000 as well as Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO since 2005, will reach his contractual retirement age and retire thereafter. He will continue in his position until the publishing of the second quarter interim report.
For further information, please contact:
Mr Björn Rosengren
President and CEO
Tel: +358 10 709 5602
Mr Atte Palomäki
Executive Vice President, Communications & Branding
Tel: +358 10 709 5599
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2012, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.