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Pia Julin appointed CEO of Fintraffic Railway Ltd

Published on 26.11.2021

Pia Julin (MSc. Tech, eMBA) has been selected as the new CEO of Fintraffic Railway Ltd, which handles rail traffic management. She will start in her new position by the beginning of April 2022 at the latest. Chief Operating Officer Sanna Järvenpää will be Acting CEO until then.

Pia Julin has a strong background in business, production, logistics chains, and safety, quality and corporate responsibility management at a number of different companies. Julin will be transferring to Fintraffic from Palmia Oy, where she is currently both Business Director, Foods and the Quality and Sustainability Director.

“It’s great that we were able to get Pia Julin to join our team in building the safest, smoothest and most environmentally friendly traffic in the world. She will bring profound expertise in several areas. Our common mission will be to ensure the successful realisation of our excellent development agenda for rail traffic management, and to make sure that it is closely linked to Fintraffic’s goal of creating a world-leading transport ecosystem in the spirit of a fair data economy,” says the Group’s CEO Pertti Korhonen.

Fintraffic Railway Ltd’s current CEO, Pertti Saarela, has been heading up Fintraffic’s rail traffic management since 2013. At his own request, he will take on the role of advisor for the rest of this year and until he starts his well-deserved retirement at the end of the summer.  As an advisor, Saarela will focus on supporting the new CEO and sharing his expertise with key strategic programmes, such as the Digirail project.

“It’s inspiring to be able to promote Fintraffic’s business and learn more about transport and railways with some of the top experts in the field. Traffic management services play an important role in rail traffic safety and functionality, and also in how seamlessly rail transport connects with other modes of transport. I believe that train travel will increase in popularity in Finland over the coming years, in part due to its low emissions, and we want to work together to promote this trend,” says Pia Julin.