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05.05.2022Media Releases

Finnlines’ Board of Directors appoints Tom Pippingsköld as the new President and CEO and Thomas Doepel as the new Vice President and Deputy CEO of Finnlines

Finnlines Plc                                         Press release, Helsinki, 5 May 2022

Finnlines’ Board of Directors appoints Tom Pippingsköld as the new President and CEO and Thomas Doepel as the new Vice President and Deputy CEO of Finnlines

Finnlines’ Board of Directors has appointed Tom Pippingsköld as the new President and CEO of Finnlines Plc. Tom Pippingsköld will take up his position as CEO on 5 May 2022. Finnlines’ current President and CEO, Emanuele Grimaldi, will continue in the Company as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Thomas Doepel, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Finnlines Plc, has been appointed Vice President and Deputy CEO as of 5 May 2022.

Tom Pippingsköld and Thomas Doepel have been members of Finnlines’ Executive Committee since 2013.

The Board of Directors has made the following appointments in Finnlines’ Executive Committee with effect from 5 May 2022:

Merja Kallio-Mannila, currently Deputy Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.

Marco Palmu, currently Head of Passenger Services, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.

Mervi Pyökäri, currently Head of Legal, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.

Torkel Saarnio, currently Line Manager Hansalink, Rostock and Aarhus traffics and Head of Truck and Trailer Segment, has been appointed as a member of the Finnlines’ Executive Committee.

Tom Pippingsköld, Thomas Doepel, Staffan Herlin, Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, and Antonio Raimo, Line Manager Nordölink and Finnlink, continue as members of Finnlines’ Executive Committee.

The Board of Directors

Finnlines Plc

For further information, please contact

Tom Pippingsköld
President and CEO
phone +358 40 519 5041
tom.pippingskold@finnlines.com

Press contact

Communications Department, communications@finnlines.com

Finnlines Plc

Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. The Company is a part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world’s largest operators of ro-ro vessels and the largest operator of the Motorways of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight. This affiliation enables Finnlines to offer liner services to and from any destination in the Mediterranean, West Africa as well as the Atlantic coast of both North and South America.