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Katja Laurila appointed Chief Financial Officer of Evac Group

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Katja Laurila (M.Sc.) as the new Chief Financial Officer of Evac Group as of January 1st, 2024.

“Katja is a highly experienced finance professional with a strong track record both in the maritime and construction industries. Her leadership approach and holistic industry background are key ingredients in gearing Evac Group up for growth and profitability. I warmly welcome her to Evac and the Group Leadership Team,” Björn Ullbro says.

Previously, Katja Laurila has worked both in publicly listed and private equity-owned companies, most recently in the building sector at YIT, Stark Finland and FSP Corporation. She has extensive maritime experience from over ten years in various international leadership roles in Maersk and Wärtsilä, running strategic projects, boosting effectiveness, and elevating the financial performance of the business units.

“Evac’s company promise ‘Nothing to waste’ truly inspires me and gives a higher purpose to my new role. Returning to the maritime industry and working with such an inspiring agenda and a talented team is a perfect combination. I’m also thrilled for the opportunity to use my experience in the construction industry to support our growth ambitions in the land-based business,” Katja Laurila says.

From January 1st onwards, the Evac Group Leadership Team consist of four members:

  • Björn Ullbro, Chief Executive Officer of Evac Group, President of Evac Business Line
  • Nick Cowley, President of Cathelco & HEM Business Line
  • Senja Koivusalo, Chief People and Culture Officer
  • Katja Laurila, Chief Financial Officer

For further information, please contact:
Terhi Jokinen, Head of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability, Evac Group,, +358 40 566 1000

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