Jaakko Eskola is the President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation since 1 November 2015. Born 1958, M.Sc. (Eng.). Joined the company in 1998.
Primary working experience
Wärtsilä Corporation, Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO 2013-2015; President, Marine Solutions 2006-2015; Vice President, Power Plants Sales & Marketing 2005-2006; Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services Oy, President 1998-2005; PCA Corporate Finance, Executive Director 1997-1998; Kansallis-Osake Pankki, various managerial positions in international project finance 1986-1997; Industrialization Fund of Finland, Corporate Analyst 1984-1986; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Researcher 1983-1984.
Positions of trust
The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.