Wärtsilä’s Board of Directors has appointed Håkan Agnevall, currently President of Volvo Bus Corporation, as the new President and CEO for Wärtsilä Corporation
Agnevall will take up his new role no later than in April 2021, succeeding Jaakko Eskola, who will continue as a senior advisor to the Board and executive team until he retires on June 30, 2021.
Agnevall, born in 1966, has been in his present position at Volvo since 2013. In the prior decade he held various leadership positions in Bombardier and in ABB.
”Håkan Agnevall, a highly appreciated leader, has a proven record of developing organisations and businesses with a strong focus on customers, technology, and people. His experience within the Volvo Group on pioneering electrification and autonomous vehicles will strengthen our activities in corresponding areas”, says Tom Johnstone, Chairman of the Board of Wärtsilä Corporation. ”Håkan has the skills needed to accelerate Wärtsilä’s activities in supporting and enabling our marine and energy customers on their journey towards more sustainable operations and business models.”
”I am eagerly looking forward to joining Wärtsilä and its team of highly skilled and committed professionals,” says Agnevall. ‘I believe that Wärtsilä can make a real difference for its stakeholders and the society through innovation, focusing on sustainability and operational performance. The technology trends in clean energy, automation, and connectivity offer exciting new business opportunities, and Wärtsilä is very well placed to be a leading player in the marine and energy markets of the future.”