Konecranes appoints Anneli Karkovirta senior vice president, human resources
Konecranes has appointed Anneli Karkovirta as senior vice president, human resources and member of the Konecranes Leadership Team effective from 30 August 2021. In her role she will be responsible for human resources, marketing & communications and sustainability and will report to Rob Smith, president and CEO.
Karkovirta, currently vice president, HR Business Area Industrial Equipment, corporate strategy projects and M&A, will transition duties with Timo Leskinen who will leave the company on 30 September 2021. Until his departure, Leskinen will act as a Senior Advisor to ensure a smooth and effective transition of his current duties.
“I warmly welcome Anneli to our Konecranes Leadership Team. She brings excellent integration and organisation development understanding, as well as extensive HR experience to the role. I am happy that we found a successor for Timo internally, demonstrating our strong in-house experience and talent. Anneli is well liked and appreciated by our employees, and I look forward to working with her,” said Rob Smith.
Anneli Karkovirta has over 20 years of experience in human resources, integration and organisation development. She joined Konecranes in 2014 and has held several human resources leadership positions since then. Karkovirta has a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.