Konecranes appoints Juha Pankakoski as Chief Digital Officer
Juha Pankakoski (47) has been appointed Chief Digital Officer of Konecranes Plc. He will be responsible for all Information Systems and the overall Process Architecture of Konecranes. He will also assume a wider responsibility for the company’s digitalization strategy, the company said in its press release.
Mr. Pankakoski will be a member of the Konecranes Group Executive Board and will report to Pekka Lundmark, President & CEO. Mr. Pankakoski will start in his new position on January 1, 2015.
Juha Pankakoski has worked at Konecranes since 2004 and is currently holding a position of Vice President, Head of Business Unit Parts. He has previously held several management positions in operations and business development at Konecranes. Juha Pankakoski has a M.Sc.(Eng) degree and an eMBA.
“Juha Pankakoski has a firm experience in global business and business process development”, says President & CEO Pekka Lundmark. “He also has a solid background both in IT and manufacturing and is therefore well suited to drive the development of our information systems and our overall digitalization agenda”, he concludes.
Mr. Pankakoski succeeds Antti Koskelin who has announced that he is leaving Konecranes as of December 31, 2014.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Antti for his hard work on behalf of Konecranes during the past 6 years. During this time he has developed the information technology and system architecture to meet the standards of a global company. I wish Antti all the best in his future endeavours,” says Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Konecranes.
As of January 1, 2015, the Group Executive Board will comprise the following members:
Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO (Chairman of Group Executive Board)
Fabio Fiorino, Executive Vice President, Business Area Service, Chief Customer Officer
Ryan Flynn, Executive Vice President, Business Area Equipment
Teo Ottola, Chief Financial Officer
Mikko Uhari, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Technology
Timo Leskinen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Juha Pankakoski, Chief Digital Officer