Wärtsilä Corporation Annual report 2014

Björn Rosengren

President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation since 2011. Born 1959, M.Sc. (Tech.). Joined the company in 2011.

Primary working experience

Senior Executive Vice President, Atlas Copco AB and Business Area President for Construction and Mining Technique 2002-2011; President of the Atlas Copco Rock Drilling Equipment division 2001-2002; President of the Atlas Copco Craelius division 1998-2001; GM of Nordhydraulic, Nordwin AB, Sweden 1995-1998; Various positions within ESAB Group 1985-1995.

Positions of trust

Outotec Oyj and Danfoss A/S, Member of the Boards.

 

 

Björn Rosengren has been President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation since 2011. He has previously worked as Senior Executive Vice President at Atlas Copco AB and Business Area President for Construction and Mining Technique in 2002-2011.

Jaakko Eskola

Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO since 2013. President, Ship Power since 2006. Born 1958, M.Sc. (Eng.). Joined the company in 1998.

Primary working experience

Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President, Power Plants Sales & Marketing 2005-2006; Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services Oy, President 1998-2005; PCA Corporate Finance, Executive Director 1997-1998; National Banking Group, various managerial positions in international project finance 1986-1997; Industrialization Fund of Finland, Corporate Analyst 1984-1986; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Researcher 1983-1984.

Positions of trust

ALMACO Group, Member of the Board; The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board.

Relevant prior positions of trust

European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC), President, 2008-2011.

Jaakko Eskola is President for the Ship Power business. He also acts as Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO since 2013.

Pierpaolo Barbone

President, Services & Executive Vice President since 2013. Born 1957, M.Sc. (Eng.). Joined the company in 1996.

Primary working experience

Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Services, South Europe & Africa January-September 2013; Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Services, Middle East & Asia 2010-2013; Wärtsilä Italia S.p.A., Executive Vice President 2000-2003; Ciserv Group, President 2001-2006; Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President Field Service 1997-2009; Wärtsilä Italia S.p.A., Vice President Services 1997-2003; Fincantieri C.N.I. S.p.A., Isotta Fraschini diesel engines business unit, Sales manager 1989-1996.

 

 

Pierpaolo Barbone has been President, Services and Executive Vice President since 2013. He has previously held several management positions within the Services business.

Päivi Castrén

Executive Vice President, Human Resources since 2012. Born 1958, M.Sc. (Soc. Sc.). Joined the company in 2005.

Primary working experience

Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice President, Human Resources 2005-2011; Nokia Corporation, Director, Human Resources, Nokia Finland 2002-2005; Nokia Networks, HR Director 2000-2002; Nokia Networks, Networks Systems division, HR Director 1999-2000; Nokia Networks, HR Manager 1995-1998; Valmet Paper Machinery, HR Manager 1988-1995.

Positions of trust

Confederation of Finnish Industries, EK, Chairman of the Committee of Education, Work and Employment; Confederation of Technology Industries, Chairman of the Committee of Education and Employment; Wilhelm Wahlforss Foundation, Chairman of the Board.

 

 

Päivi Castrén has been Executive Vice President, Human Resources since 2012. She joined the company as Vice President, Human Resources in 2005.

Kari Hietanen

Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Legal Affairs since 2012, Company Secretary since 2002. Born 1963, LL.M. Joined the company in 1989.

Primary working experience

Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Legal Affairs, 2002-2011; Wärtsilä Power Divisions, Group General Counsel 2000-2002; Wärtsilä Diesel Group, General Counsel 1994-1999; Metra Corporation and Wärtsilä Diesel Group, Legal Counsel 1989-1994.

Positions of trust

European Engine Power Plants Association, EUGINE, President; German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board; Finnish-Korean Trade Association, Deputy Chairman of the Board; East Office of Finnish Industries Ltd, Member of the Board; Confederation of Finnish Industries, Chairman of the Trade Policy Committee.

 

Kari Hietanen has been Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Legal Affairs since 2012. He has been Company Secretary and a member of the Board of Management since 2002.

Atte Palomäki

Executive Vice President, Communications & Branding since 2008. Born 1965, M.Sc. (Pol.). Joined the company in 2008.

Primary working experience

Nordea Bank AB (publ.), Group Chief Press Officer 2007-2008, Chief Communication Officer, Finland 2005-2006; Kauppalehti, Senior Business Correspondent 2002-2005; MTV3, Senior Economic Correspondent 2000-2002, News Producer 1995-2000 and News Anchor 1993-1995.

Positions of trust

European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) and Talentum Oyj, Member of the Boards; Finnfacts, Member of the Advisory Board.

 

 

Atte Palomäki has been Executive Vice President, Communications & Branding since 2008. His previous work experience includes the position of Group Chief Press Officer at Nordea Bank AB (publ.) in 2007‒2008.

Rakesh Sarin

President, Power Plants & Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation, since 1 September 2014. Born 1955, B.Sc. (Eng.). Joined the company in 1998.

Primary working experience

Vice President Sales Middle East, Asia & Australia, Wärtsilä Power Plants and Managing Director, Wärtsilä India Ltd. 2008-2014; Vice President Sales & Marketing, Power Plants 2006-2008; Head of Service Business Unit India 2001-2006; Managing Director, Coastal Wärtsilä Petroleum Ltd. 1998-2001.

 

 

 

Rakesh Sarin was appointed President, Power Plants & Executive Vice President on 1 September 2014. Previously he worked as Vice President Sales Middle East, Asia & Australia, Power Plants and Managing Director, Wartsila India.

Marco Wirén

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Born 1966, M.Sc. (Econ.). Joined the company in 2013.

Primary working experience

SSAB, Executive Vice President and CFO 2008-2013; SSAB, Vice President Business control 2007-2008; Eltel Networks, CFO and VP Business Development 2002-2007; NCC, VP Business Development and Group Controller 1995-2001.

Marco Wirén has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2013. His previous work experience includes the position of Executive Vice President and CFO at SSAB in 2008‒2013.
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