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Industrial PRIME | August 24, 2016

Wärtsilä Strengthens Digital Development, Appoints Marco Ryan to Take the Lead

Marco Ryan will be based in Helsinki, Finland and report to President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola. (Image: Wärtsilä)
Wärtsilä Strengthens Digital Development, Appoints Marco Ryan to Take the Lead

Industrial PRIME | August 24, 2016

Wärtsilä has appointed Mr Marco Ryan as Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective from 26 September 2016.

Wärtsilä, leading provider of complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, is strongly focused on digitalizing its operations and customer offering.

In his new position, Marco Ryan will define, develop, and execute Wärtsilä’s digital strategy, organizational blueprint, and related digital governance in close collaboration with the CEO and the Board of Management.

Furthermore, he will also lead the Information Management organization made up of more than 200 persons globally.

According to Wärtsilä, Mr Ryan is an experienced digital transformation executive with a solid international track record in creating and implementing digital strategies in both consumer and B2B businesses. His former employers include Thomas Cook Group and Premier Farnell in the UK.

“Our mission is to shape the markets and boost our customers’ businesses, and going digital is an integral part of this,” says Wärtsilä President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola. “I am pleased to have Marco with us to take the lead in Wärtsilä’s digital transformation. He has the vision and expertise needed to take the next long steps in this programme.”

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