Ilkka Rytkölä (M.Sc., Nav. Arch.) has been appointed Chief Technology Officer of Auramarine Ltd as of 5 March 2018.
Mr. Rytkölä has previously worked as Portfolio Manager at Wärtsilä Digital Portfolio Management, developing digital products and business models and taking them successfully into the market. Before that, he has held several key positions at Wärtsilä related to innovations, services, project portfolios and development programs.
He also holds board membership positions at Turku University of Applied Sciences and a private Industrial/Service design company and is an active member in the Finnish Marine Industry association.
“Ilkka Rytkölä will strengthen Auramarine’s team with his solid and versatile experience from ship power solutions and customer-centric approach. These, combined with his knowledge of the market environment and networks, will help us develop our offering and further strengthen our position in the marine and power plant industry,” says Ole Skatka Jensen, CEO of Auramarine.
“I am excited to join Auramarine and at the same time confident that my wide experience from the marine industry will contribute to development of new and existing products, solutions and services. I will drive customer centricity, innovation and continuous development without forgetting new standards like digitalization “, summarizes Ilkka Rytkölä.
As Auramarine CTO, Ilkka Rytkölä follows Jouko Salo who was appointed CEO of the Hollming group of companies 1 September 2017.