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STEERPROP APPOINTS NEW CEO

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 

Steerprop’s Board of Directors has appointed former VP Ship Design at Wärtsilä, Riku-Pekka Hägg as the new CEO, from the start of January 2020.

Hägg brings extensive maritime technology know-how, digital and strategic experience to the Rauma, Finland based azimuthing propulsor company. The appointment has been made to help strengthen the company’s strategic ambitions to take advantage of upcoming changes in the marine industry.

“Steerprop shares my passions and values to ensure efficient and sustainable shipping in the future. Together with Steerprop’s skilled personnel, we have the possibility to make great things to happen for the company, the industry and the environment.” said Hägg.

Hägg is a strong advocate for safe, efficient and sustainable shipping and has held the role of Chairman of the Management Board at the ONE SEA alliance, an organisation that hopes to lead the way toward an autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025.

“I’m very much looking forward to being part of one of the leading azimuth propulsion companies in the world. My main focus will be to bring greater value to Steerprop’s partners, suppliers and customers,” said Hägg.

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