Finnair Appoints Turkka Kuusisto as New CEO

Turkka Kuusisto

Finnair has appointed Mr. Turkka Kuusisto as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr. Kuusisto is currently serving as the CEO of Finland’s Posti Group Corporation. He is scheduled to take office on July 11. The current CEO, Mr. Topi Manner, will step down on January 15 and subsequently take up the position of CEO at Elisa Corporation. In the interim, until the new CEO assumes his role, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mr. Jaakko Schildt will serve as acting CEO.

Mr. Kuusisto commented, “Finnair embodies the Finnish spirit. It is a connection between Finland and the world and, as an airline with a 100-year history, it has an attractive long-standing tradition. I am thrilled and feel a profound sense of responsibility to become the CEO of this iconic company. I believe that by working alongside all my colleagues at Finnair and attentively listening to our customers, we will embark on a new chapter of our history and achieve success.”

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