Mikko Puolakka has been selected as the new Chief Financial Offer (CFO) for Cargotec and will succeed former CFO Eeva Sipilä on May 1, 2016.
Mikko Puolakka will be a member of the Executive Board and report to Mika Vehviläinen, CEO of Cargotec
Puolakka has previously held the positions of CFO at Outotec Oyj and CFO at Elcoteq SE, as well as several financial management positions in Elcoteq and in the Huhtamaki Group.
Cargotec's current CFO Eeva Sipilä is expected to take up the position of CFO at Metso Corporation in the beginning of August 2016.
Mika Vehvilainen, CEO of Cargotec, said: “I warmly welcome Mikko to Cargotec. He brings with him a solid experience in wide-scale financial leadership and development.
“I expect a strong contribution from him to the company strategy execution and to further development of our financial processes.”
Mikko Puolakka, the new CFO of Cargotec, said: “Cargotec's global business, the further development of financial management and the possibility to participate in a central role to the realisation of company targets will make my work particularly interesting.
“I am excited to join Cargotec, a company that is a recognised leader in its field.”