Finnair has appointed Topi Manner (MSc.Econ) as CEO effective 1 January 2019.
Born in 1974, Mr Manner has a long career in management positions at Nordea, the largest financial group in the Nordic countries, and since 2016 has worked as a member of Nordea's Group Executive Management and as Head of Personal Banking.
“Topi Manner has extensive experience in both private and corporate customer business and he has played a strong role in the digital transformation and customer service development of his bank,” said Finnair Chairman of the Board, Jouko Karvinen.
“We believe Topi’s people-centric leadership is an excellent fit for a service company like Finnair, which is all about people, both personnel and customers,” said Mr Karvinen.
“Finnair has been transforming fast over the past years, and we continue to advance both our customer experience and our transformation.”
”Finnair is an iconic, renewing Finnish company with a significant national role,” said Mr Toppi.
“The Finnair team has done excellent work over the past few years. I am proud to have been selected to be part of Finnair’s competent team to build the company’s future, and to develop the experiences related to flying and travel together with other Finnair employees. I know Finnair people are strongly committed to the company which gives us a good ground to continue Finnair’s strategy implementation.”
Finnair Regional Manager Australia, New Zealand & New Caledonia, Arnaud Michelin said Finnair’s current CEO, Pekka Vauramo, who will take on the role of CEO of Metso Group, now leaves Finnair and Chief Financial Officer, Pekka Vähähyyppä will act as an interim Finnair CEO until 31 December 2018.
Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners to 19 destinations in Asia and seven in the Americas plus more than 100 Europe destinations.
Finnair has been named Best International Airline – Offline in the prestigious AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for the past six years from 2013 to 2018.