Turkka Kuusisto is new CEO of Finnair

New CEO to leading next phase of growth
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Turkka Kuusisto
Turkka Kuusisto is new CEO of Finnair

Kuusisto joins Finnair from Posti Group Corporation, where he has served as the CEO since 2020

Turkka Kuusisto will take over as new Chief Executive Officer of Finnair, flag carrier of Finland. Kuusisto will take charge on July 11 latest, says the airline.
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Finnair has appointed Turkka Kuusisto as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In a press statement, Finnair, which is the flag carrier of Finland, says that the 44-year-old Kuusisto will take charge on July 11 at the latest. 

Kuusisto joins Finnair from Posti Group Corporation, where he has served as the CEO since 2020. Prior to his CEO role in Posti Group Corporation, Kuusisto served in senior leadership positions in Posti Group Corporation and in Lindorff Group.

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae

‘‘I am happy to welcome Turkka Kuusisto to take the helm of Finnair and drive the next phases of Finnair’s strategy. Finnair has restored its profitability after the historic double crisis, and the company is well positioned to continue to build a sustainable future, offering excellent connections via its Helsinki hub to both Finns and to customers traveling between Europe and Asia, the Middle East, and Americas,” says Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Chair of the Board of Directors, Finnair.

“Turkka brings to Finnair his strong understanding of complex industries and his proven people leadership and strategy skills, which will benefit Finnair as Finnair now moves to the next phase in its strategy,” adds Suvanto-Harsaae.

‘‘Finnair embodies to me Finnish spirit and global connections, and it has a long and unique heritage as a 100-year-old airline. I am excited and humble to take on the role of CEO in this iconic company. Working side by side with all Finnair colleagues and carefully listening to our customers, I trust our joint journey will be a successful one,” says Turkka Kuusisto.

The statement adds that Finnair’s current CEO Topi Manner will leave the company on January 15 to later take on the role of CEO at Elisa Corporation. Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer of Finnair, will act as an interim CEO between January 15 and the start of the new CEO.

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