Nokian Tyres appoints Westerlund as VP and CIO

Nokian Tyres has appointed Frans Westerlund vice president, CIO and Processes. He will join the company’s management team on 1 August 2017 and will report to the president and CEO.

Westerlund joins the Finnish tyremaker from global tools brand Fiskars where he is currently SVP, CIO, head of business processes and IT. He has been a member of the Fiskars management team since 2009.

Before joining the home, office and garden tool company, Westerlund held several information communications technology (ICT)-related positions at Nokia.

Andrei Pantioukhov, interim president and CEO of Nokian Tyres, commented: “Processes and ICT are strategic enablers for profitable growth of the company and digitalization adds value to both consumer and customer experience. Westerlund has strong expertise and experience in business transformation programs and building process and ICT platforms in consumer goods companies. We are happy to welcome him on board.”

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