Wärtsilä's Board of Directors has appointed Mr Björn Rosengren M.Sc. (Tech.), born 1959, as the new President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation. He will assume the position on 1 September 2011, succeeding Mr Ole Johansson, who will retire.
Currently Mr Rosengren works as Senior Executive Vice President Atlas Copco AB and as Business Area President for Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique, and is based in Shanghai, China.
Mr Rosengren has held several management positions in the Swedish industrial group Atlas Copco since 1998. Prior to that, he led the hydraulic company Nordhydraulic, Nordwin AB, and worked for the welding company Esab Group.