Presentation by Christoph Vitzthum

We are delighted to invite Christoph to tell us more about shipping and port operations over next decades. He will also talk about working on a listed board as chairman.


Link will be distributed after registration


5 pm (GMT +2 / Eastern European Time (EET))


4th March




Your Questions to Christoph in advance

Christoph Vitzthum is Fazer’s President and CEO and a member of several boards (Konecranes, Oras Invest, Nordstjernan) and supervisory boards (Varma). Prior to joining Fazer, he worked for almost 20 years at Wärtsilä heading different units, most recently leading the global Services-business unit (President). He was elected to the Konecranes board in 2015 and became its chair in 2016. 

Christoph is a ‘modern’ executive with experience leading companies through crisis. He has profound knowledge and views about maritime and shipping, laying ground for an insightful and inspirational discussion. It will be great honour for us to talk to this busy executive who is proposed as the next Cargotec-Konecranes chair if the merger happens.

In his talk he will focus on two main topics; How he sees the maritime cluster evolving over next decades and what a listed company’s board really does and how this role differ from working on management team. The presentation will be held in English and non-members are also invited to join this presentation.

Other curiosa about Christoph

He sits on CMI’s board (Crisis Management Initiative) continuing our short ‘negotiation and mediation theme’ from Pirita Virtanen’s presentation on Mediation the 17.2.2021. He was elected Hanken’s Alumnus of the year 2019.

Christoph Vitzthum

Picture source

Article about Christoph in Finnish about the role of acting as CEO and Board Chair:  

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