Konecranes appoints Anneli Karkovirta Senior Vice President

Anneli Karkovirta

Konecranes has appointed Anneli Karkovirta Senior Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Konecranes Leadership Team effective August 30, 2021.

In her role, she will be responsible for human resources, marketing & communications and sustainability and will report to Rob Smith, President and CEO.

Karkovirta, currently Vice President, HR Business Area Industrial Equipment, corporate strategy projects and M&A, will transition duties with Timo Leskinen who will leave the company on September 30, 2021, as announced earlier. Until his departure, Leskinen will act as a Senior Advisor to ensure a smooth and effective transition of his current duties. 

“I warmly welcome Anneli to our Konecranes Leadership Team. She brings excellent integration and organization development understanding, as well as extensive HR experience to the role. I am happy that we found a successor for Timo internally, demonstrating our strong in-house experience and talent. Anneli is well-liked and appreciated by our employees, and I look forward to working with her,” says Rob Smith.

Anneli Karkovirta has over 20 years of experience in human resources, integration and organization development. She joined Konecranes in 2014 and has held several human resources leadership positions since then. Karkovirta has a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

From August 30, 2021, the Konecranes Leadership Team will consist of the following members: Rob Smith, President and CEO, Teo Ottola, CFO, Deputy CEO, Fabio Fiorino, Executive Vice President, Business Area Service, Carolin Paulus, Executive Vice President, Business Area Industrial Equipment, Mika Mahlberg, Executive Vice President, Business Area Port Solutions, and Juha Pankakoski, Executive Vice President, Technologies.

Others are Anneli Karkovirta, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Sirpa Poitsalo, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Topi Tiitola, Senior Vice President, Integration and Project Management Office.

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