Eija Hakakari, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, has decided to leave Finnair as of September 30, 2019 to join Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company.

”I want to express my warmest thanks to Eija already now for the excellent work she has done to advance transformation at Finnair during the past years. Finnair’s corporate culture has undergone a strong renewal, and this has contributed to the company’s turnaround and supported building the company’s future,” says Topi Manner, Finnair CEO. “I wish Eija the best of success also in her next role.”

”It has been wonderful to be a part of the culture journey we have made at Finnair. We have invested strongly into employee experience, which has brought results in both employee wellbeing and in customer satisfaction. Aviation is people business, where competence and attitude have a direct impact on the outcome,” says Eija Hakakari. “I am leaving this amazing company, but I feel that after the fantastic years of changes it is time for me do something new. I want to express my warmest thanks to everyone at Finnair for our journey together and wish the whole team success in the years to come. “

Finnair has already commenced the recruitment of the new SVP, People and culture.