Hiitola to replace Wildtgrube as head of Finnair Cargo

Gabriela Hiitola. Source: Finnair

Gabriela Hiitola will replace Fredrik Wildtgrube as senior vice president of Finnair Cargo from February 1.

Hiitola has worked for Finnair for nearly 25 years in various roles, originally starting out in the cargo team.

She continues as a member of the operations leadership team and reports to Jaakko Schildt, chief operations officer.

“I have been following closely the transformation of Finnair Cargo during the past five years and am very happy to join Finnair Cargo team now. I see great potential in the development of the industry and look forward to exploring new opportunities with our team, partners and customers,” Hiitola said.

Wildtgrube will move to a new role at Finnair as senior vice president of alliances and airlines partnerships within Finnair’s commercial and customer experience unit.

Schildt said: “I am very pleased to see Gabriela take over the leadership of Finnair Cargo. With her background I am confident she will successfully lead the company in its next phase as the cargo industry continues to embrace the opportunities of digital development and new technologies.

“At the same time, I would like to express my warm thanks to Fredrik for his significant contributions to Finnair Cargo over the past seven years and wish him all the best in his new role at Finnair.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]