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Industrial PRIME | August 11, 2015

Wärtsilä Appoints New President and CEO

Mr Jaakko Eskola (Image: Wärtsilä)
Wärtsilä Appoints New President and CEO

Industrial PRIME | August 11, 2015

Mr Jaakko Eskola has been appointed the new President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation as of 1 November 2015. He will succeed Mr Björn Rosengren, who will be joining the ranks of Sweden-based global engineering group Sandvik.

Currently President of Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO, Mr Eskola has worked for Wärtsilä ever since 1998.

“Mr Eskola has an outstanding track record from his 17-year long career in Wärtsilä,” said Mikael Lilius, Chairman of Wärtsilä’s Board of Directors. “The Board is confident that his global experience, deep understanding of the market dynamics, open management style and commitment to the Wärtsilä culture will lead us to continued success.”

Wärtsilä has started a process to appoint a successor for Mr Eskola to head the Marine Solutions business.

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