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6.9.2017 at 10:30
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Kimmo Mäki will be Finavia’s new CEO

Master of Science (Technology) Kimmo Mäki (43) has been appointed the new CEO of airport operator Finavia. He will start in his new role on 1 January 2018.

Kimmo Mäki has extensive experience of the service and logistics industry. For the past six years, he has been the CEO of Port of Helsinki. Before that, he worked at Steveco Oy and Stockmann plc, among other companies.

“Kimmo Mäki has strong experience of leading a service business and the successful implementation of large-scale investments. Finavia’s result is at a top level, air traffic is growing strongly and Helsinki Airport is going through the greatest investment programme in the company’s history. I believe that with Mäki leading us, we can develop Finavia into an even more customer-oriented company and ensure the company’s profitable growth also in the future,” says Harri Sailas, Chairman of Finavia’s Board of Directors.

“It’s great to get the chance to work in a company that is significant for the competitiveness and accessibility of Finland. I can’t wait to start developing the services of Finavia and the airports. A reliable and customer-oriented operating method, responsible approach and competent personnel will be the cornerstones of Finavia’s success also in the years to come,” says Mäki.

As a state-owned enterprise, the CEO’s remuneration will comply with the instructions of the owner. The new CEO’s monthly salary will be EUR 26,000. His pension benefits and age of retirement will be determined according to the relevant pension legislation.

Finavia’s current CEO Kari Savolainen (63) will continue as an adviser to the management until his retirement next year.

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