Wärtsilä names Hanna-Maria Heikkinen as vice president of investor relations
Wärtsilä, the Finish technology company, has appointed Hanna-Maria Heikkinen as its new vice president of investor relations, effective July 1.
She will report to CFO Arjen Berends and succeeds Natalia Valtasaari, who is taking on a new role outside the company.
Heikkinen will join from Cargotec, where she currently holds the position of vice president of IR, media relations and external communications.
‘I’m excited to join Wärtsilä and its innovative team!’ says Heikkinen in a LinkedIn update. ‘Wärtsilä has a leading position in the decarbonization of the maritime and energy markets, and I see lots of potential in the company.’
Aki Vesikallio, Cargotec’s director of IR since 2019, will take over the IR department from Heikkinen.
‘I’d like to thank Hanna-Maria for the excellent work to develop Cargotec investor relations,’ says Carina Geber-Teir, senior vice president of corporate communications at the provider of cargo-handling machinery.
‘Aki knows the company and has excellent prerequisites to continue our great investor relations work.’