Topi Manner, the Chief Executive Officer of Finnair, has elected to turn in his notice and venture into a new professional journey with Elisa Corporation.
Manner intends to join Elisa Corporation as their new CEO, starting at the latest on 1 March 2024. Until then, Manner will continue as normal in his CEO role at Finnair. The airline states, “search for Manner’s successor starts today“.
“Topi Manner has done a stellar job with his team in leading Finnair through the double crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of Russian airspace. I want to thank Topi warmly for his leadership during the past, very difficult years. Finnair has emerged from the double crises as a strong airline, as witnessed by our Q2 financial performance”, says Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, the Chair of Finnair Board of Directors. “The Finnair team has shown their ability to adapt and transform, and we are in an excellent position to continue to connect Asia, Europe and North America. I wish Topi the best of success in his new chapter.”
“My time at Finnair has been characterised by the exceptional crises we faced. This has been the ultimate stress test for the entire Finnair team. I am extremely proud of the way our organisation has responded, adapted, and succeeded. It has been an honour to be a part of this team effort and feel the Finnair spirit”, says Topi Manner. “When I move to my new challenge, I will take many learnings with me. Finnair will always remain important for me. Meanwhile, I am committed to continue to lead Finnair with my strong team for the rest of my time with this excellent company.”
Topi Manner has led the airline through difficult times, ensuring its recovery.
Read more about Finnair’s latest reporting, with comments from Topi Manner on his view of the airline’s future: