Topi Manner started as Finnair CEO on January 1, 2019. During his time, Finnair has focused on improving retailing capabilities of the airline, renewing the customer proposition, and taking sustainability to the core of Finnair strategy – in addition to creating a path for the airline out of the double crisis of COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the Russian airspace.
Manner believes the climate challenge of flying must be solved so that aviation can continue to be a positive force in the society, bringing social and economic wellbeing. Manner joined Finnair from Nordea, the largest financial services group in the Nordics.
He led Nordea’s Personal Banking business, driving a major transformation and digitalisation of personal banking services, and was a part of the Nordea Group Executive Management team since 2016. Prior to that, he held various management and other positions at Nordea between 1997-2016.