Topi Manner, Head of Personal Banking and member of Group Executive Management, will be leaving Nordea by the end of 2018 to join Finnair as the new CEO.
Topi Manner, 44, joined Nordea in 1997 and has held numerous key positions in Nordea Finland, among these CEO of Nordea Bank Finland Plc and Head of Banking Finland and Baltics. Since 2016 Topi has served as Head of Personal Banking across all markets, been a member of Group Executive Management and served as Branch Manager of Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch. The search for the future Head of Personal Banking has begun – internally and externally. Topi will be staying on until the end of 2018 and will be joining Finnair 1 January 2019.
“I am sad to see Topi leave us, but also proud that Nordea has fostered and developed such a talent for him to now take on the CEO position at a truly interesting and esteemed company like Finnair. Topi has over the past two decades contributed immensely to Nordea first in Finland and later at group level and has been a key contributor in our current end-to-end transformation. Topi has built a strong leadership team in Personal Banking in our four Nordic markets”, says Casper von Koskull, Group CEO of Nordea Bank AB (publ).
“After two decades at Nordea and in banking, I can look back and say that I am proud of what we have achieved together, building a future-proof bank. Leaving Nordea has been a very difficult choice. I have been with Nordea my whole adult life and my entire professional career and truly love the company. But the opportunity to take Finnair on the next leg of their corporate journey was irresistible. I will greatly miss the Nordea people and culture”, says Topi Manner.
For further information:
Roberta Alenius, Head of Group External Communication, +46 702 707 217