Wärtsilä appoints Teija Sarajärvi as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Wärtsilä Corporation, Stock exchange release 31 August 2021 at 09:00 UTC+2
  • Teija Sarajärvi

Wärtsilä appoints Teija Sarajärvi as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Wärtsilä has appointed Teija Sarajärvi (52), M.A., as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Board of Management. Ms Sarajärvi will commence in her role no later than February 2022. She will succeed Ms Alid Dettke, who will take on new responsibilities at Wärtsilä. Ms Sarajärvi joins Wärtsilä from the packaging group Huhtamaki, where she has worked as EVP, Human Resources and Safety since 2015. Prior to that, she has successfully held key HR positions in OP Financial Group, Metso, and Nokia. Ms. Sarajärvi has extensive experience of leading global HR organisations and championing international transformation programs.

“At Wärtsilä, we aim to support our customers in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy. To succeed in this, we have launched an ambitious transformation programme within our HR community, focusing on supporting our daily business and developing a compelling employee experience across the Group. We are now ready to take the next step in this journey. Teija Sarajärvi is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in developing organisations. Teija brings valuable transformation experience to Wärtsilä with a strong focus on business and people, and we welcome her to our executive leadership team. I would also like to thank Alid for her outstanding commitment to our HR transformation and wish her great success when moving on to new challenges within Wärtsilä,” says Håkan Agnevall, President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation.

For further information, please contact:

Atte Palomäki
Executive Vice President, Communications, Branding & Marketing
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 5599


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.