Wärtsilä appoints new Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Source: press release, 31 August 2021

Teija Sarajärvi, Wärtsilä’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Board of Management
Teija Sarajärvi, Wärtsilä’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Board of Management (photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä has appointed Teija Sarajärvi, M.A., as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Board of Management. Sarajärvi will commence in her role no later than February 2022. She will succeed Alid Dettke, who will take on new responsibilities at Wärtsilä. Sarajärvi joins Wärtsilä from the packaging group Huhtamaki, where she has worked as EVP, Human Resources and Safety since 2015. Prior to that, she has successfully held key HR positions in OP Financial Group, Metso, and Nokia. Sarajärvi has extensive experience of leading global HR organisations and championing international transformation programs.

“At Wärtsilä, we aim to support our customers in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy. To succeed in this, we have launched an ambitious transformation programme within our HR community, focusing on supporting our daily business and developing a compelling employee experience across the Group. We are now ready to take the next step in this journey. Teija Sarajärvi is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in developing organisations. Teija brings valuable transformation experience to Wärtsilä with a strong focus on business and people, and we welcome her to our executive leadership team. I would also like to thank Alid for her outstanding commitment to our HR transformation and wish her great success when moving on to new challenges within Wärtsilä,” says Håkan Agnevall, President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation.