The company's Board of Management comprises nine members: the President & CEO, the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Vice Presidents heading the Energy Solutions, Marine Solutions and Services businesses, the Chief Digital Officer and the Executive Vice Presidents heading the Communications & Branding, the Corporate Relations & Legal Affairs, and the Human Resources functions. Board of Management members are appointed by the company's Board of Directors, which also approves their remuneration and other terms of their employment.
The Board of Management is chaired by the President & CEO. It considers strategic issues related to the Group and its businesses, as well as investments, product policy, the Group's structure and corporate steering systems, and it supervises the company's operations.
The Chief Financial Officer's main areas of responsibility include group control, treasury (including project and customer financing), taxation and process development, and corporate planning. The Executive Vice Presidents heading the businesses are each responsible for the sales volumes and profitability of their respective global businesses, employing the services of the Group's worldwide subsidiaries. The Chief Digital Officer leads the Information Management organisation and is responsible for developing and executing Wärtsilä’s digital strategy, and related digital governance in close collaboration with the CEO and the Board of Management. The main areas of responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations & Legal are corporate relations and legal affairs, intellectual asset management and sustainability, as well as environmental and occupational health and safety. The Executive Vice President, Human Resources is responsible for people related processes. The main areas of responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Communications & Branding are external and internal communications, as well as branding. Information on the members of the Board of Management and their areas of responsibility and holdings can be found in the Board of Management CVs.
The Board of Management in 2017
In 2017, the Board of Management met 14 times. The main issues addressed by the Board of Management included market development and business strategy, new growth areas, and the profitability of the company, as well as issues relating to developments regarding competitiveness, costs and Wärtsilä's organisational structure. Digitalisation and security, in particular cybersecurity, were also high on the agenda, as was occupational health and safety and operational excellence. Carrying out the acquisition of Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., and planning and implementing the integration process was another important area of focus. Furthermore, the Board of Management continuously addresses the development of the regulatory operating environment, order intake and production capacity, as well as supplier and other stakeholder relationships.