Gabriela Hiitola starting as Senior Vice President, Finnair Cargo as of 1 February


Fredrik Wildtgrube, currently SVP Finnair Cargo, is moving to a new role at Finnair as SVP Alliances & Airlines Partnerships within Finnair’s Commercial & Customer Experience unit as of February 1. In his new role, he will report to Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer.

With Fredrik moving to his new position, we are happy to inform you that Gabriela Hiitola has been appointed Senior Vice President, Finnair Cargo as of 1 February. Gabriela moves to her new duties from VP, Operations Control position. She continues as a member in the Operations leadership team and reports to Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operations Officer.

Gabriela has extensive experience in the airline industry, and she has worked for Finnair for nearly 25 years, in various roles. She originally started her Finnair career in a cargo-related role and now looks forward to returning to the world of cargo as she takes over the leadership of the Cargo unit from Fredrik.

“I have been closely following the transformation of Finnair Cargo during the past five years and am very happy to join the Finnair Cargo team now. I see great potential in the development of the industry and look forward to exploring new opportunities with our team, partners and customers”Gabriela Hiitola says.

“I am very pleased to see Gabriela take over the leadership of Finnair Cargo. With her background, I am confident she will successfully lead the company in its next phase as the cargo industry continues to embrace the opportunities of digital development and new technologies. At the same time, I would like to express my warm thanks to Fredrik for his significant contributions to Finnair Cargo over the past seven years and wish him all the best in his new role at Finnair”, states Jaakko Schildt.

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