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Ole Orvér (photo: Finnair)

Finnair appoints two business strategy experts

The new members of the executive board are Ole Orvér as chief commercial officer and Nicklas Ilebrand as SVP for strategy.

Finnair has appointed two new senior managers to its executive board, to start in their new roles on May 1.

Ole Orvér, 53, has been appointed the airline’s chief commercial officer, replacing Juha Järvinen who left at the end of 2018 to join Virgin Atlantic. He has had a long international career in several airlines, including Qatar Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Air Berlin and SAS.

He mainly served in leadership positions at these airlines in the areas of strategy, network management and sales, but most recently he has been working as a consultant for airlines and airport operators.

Product chief
Nicklas Ilebrand, 38, has previously worked at the Nordic financial services group Nordea, mainly in strategy and product and business development roles.

Most recently he was Nordea’s head of product and business development of personal banking, and before that worked in international business consulting at the American management consulting firm McKinsey in Sweden.

Carrying an MSc in computer science, he has also served on the board of several companies.

“I think Ole and Nicklas’ experience in international business development complements well the strong competencies we currently have in Finnair’s executive board,” says Finnair chief executive Topi Manner.

“Ole Orvér has a long career working for several airlines, each with its own business logic. Nicklas Ilebrand has solid experience in strategy development as well as in digital products and service business development.”

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