Risto Näsi, M.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed President of Fortum Shipping commencing 1 January 2004. Risto Näsi joined the Group in 1983 and has held several international positions throughout the years. In 1990-93 Mr Näsi acted as Development Manager at the company’s component factory in Canada. He has been head of the Components unit since 1998.
As President of Shipping, Risto Näsi will succeed Jukka Laaksovirta, who will take over as Chief Operating Officer of Finnlines Plc on 1 January 2004.