New chief for the Port of Helsinki

Ville Haapasaari is the new CEO Port of Helsinki Ville Haapasaari is the new CEO Port of Helsinki

The Port of Helsinki Ltd has named Ville Haapasaari as its new CEO who will focus on the development of the port’s service provision and passenger experience going forward.

In recent years, Mr Haapasaari has led Helsinki Airport to great success in his role as airport director. Prior to this, he spent 14 years at Finnlines, in roles including line manager and vice president, sales.

“I see a great deal of similarities between running an airport and running a port,” said Mr Haapasaari.

“My experience will provide good foundations for the development of the service provision and passenger experience at the Port of Helsinki. At the same time, I am also returning to an operating environment that I am already familiar with.”

Mr Haapasaari will be managing a wide variety of operations, from public-private cooperation and customer interfaces to major investments.

He will begin his new role as CEO at the port in spring 2018.

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