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Robert.Jervis_43227 May 05

Ringing the changes at Finnlines

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Emanuele Grimaldi nominated Chairman and Tom Pippingsköld as President and CEO
Mr Emanuele Grimaldi, President and CEO of Finnlines Plc, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board. Mr Grimaldi succeeds Mr Jon-Aksel Torgersen, the longtime Chairman of Finnlines’ Board of Directors. Mr Torgersen will continue as a member of Finnlines’ Board of Directors. Mr Diego Pacella, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Mr Torgersen has added his deep knowledge of shipping and given his firm commitment into Finnlines chairmanship, while he has been chairing Finnlines’ Board for more than fifteen years.

Mr Grimaldi, as a President and CEO since 2013, has transformed Finnlines to a successful and efficient maritime operator. Finnlines is now Finland’s leading shipping company and has a pivotal role in Finland’s exports and imports not to mention Finland’s emergency security of supply.

Finnlines’ Board of Directors has appointed Tom Pippingsköld as the new President and CEO of Finnlines Plc. Tom Pippingsköld will take up his position as CEO on 5 May 2022. Finnlines’ current President and CEO, Emanuele Grimaldi, will continue in the Company as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Thomas Doepel, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Finnlines Plc, has been appointed Vice President and Deputy CEO as of 5 May 2022.

Tom Pippingsköld and Thomas Doepel have been members of Finnlines’ Executive Committee since 2013.

The Board of Directors has made the following appointments in Finnlines’ Executive Committee with effect from 5 May 2022:
  • Merja Kallio-Mannila, currently Deputy Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.
  • Marco Palmu, currently Head of Passenger Services, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.
  • Mervi Pyökäri, currently Head of Legal, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.
  • Torkel Saarnio, currently Line Manager Hansalink, Rostock and Aarhus traffics and Head of Truck and Trailer Segment, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.
 
Tom Pippingsköld, Thomas Doepel, Staffan Herlin, Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, and Antonio Raimo, Line Manager Nordölink and Finnlink, continue as members of Finnlines’ Executive Committee