With the company since 2002, she has previously served as Deputy Managing Director of WSP Finland and member of the board in WSP Finland and WSP Deutschland. She was appointed WSP Finland's acting Managing Director in August.
"Kirsi Hautala has several years' experience from leading WSP Finland as Deputy Managing Director. She has the capabilities and the vision to lead our multi-disciplinary business. With extensive experience of our company and its people, she is already fully engaged in the leadership responsibilities. Putting vision and realism together, Kirsi will, I believe, further strengthen WSP Finland. What is more, her professional and academic experience from several countries will benefit WSP Europe's development as well," says Rikard Appelgren, Chairman of WSP Finland.
With the appointment of Kirsi Hautala, WSP Finland will focus on continuous improvement of multi-disciplinary expertise, strengthening of internal processes as well as development-oriented cooperation with clients and business partners.
"Multidisciplinary planning is at the core of WSP Finland, and we have no plans to change the current service offering. WSP Finland will continue to provide a wide range of services in building, industrial, community and environmental planning sectors. Our target is to further improve our competitiveness in delivering these quality services. We concentrate on continuous improvement of multi-disciplinary expertise, strengthening of internal processes as well as development-oriented cooperation with clients and business partners," Kirsi Hautala specifies.
"We have a high ambition both in internal development and in the work we do for the whole planning community. The customer will eventually benefit from projects and competition proposals carried out with uncompromised professional pride," she adds.
"We have a competitive edge in result-driven team work across disciplines. Work in these teams is a daily reality for us and we believe this is why WSP Finland won 7 different prizes in 2011. It helps us believe that clients will consider us their preferred partner also in the future," Kirsi Hautala says.
For further information:
Rikard Appelgren, Chairman of WSP Finland and Managing Director of WSP Europe, Tel. +46 8 688 6182.
Kirsi Hautala, Managing Director of WSP Finland, Tel. +358 20 786 4772.