Konecranes’ President and CEO holds the position of Managing Director under the Companies Act. The Board decides on the appointment and dismissal of the President and CEO. The President and CEO may be a member of the Board of Directors, but may not act as its Chairman. The current President and CEO, Mr Panu Routila, is not a member of the Board of Directors.
Panu Routila started as the new President and CEO of Konecranes Plc on November 1, 2015.
Under the Companies Act, the President and CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company in accordance with instructions and orders given by the Board. The President and CEO may only undertake actions which, considering the scope and nature of the Company’s operations, are unusual or extensive with the authorization of the Board. The President and CEO shall ensure that the Company’s accounting practices comply with the law and that its financial affairs have been arranged in a reliable manner. The President and CEO is also responsible for preparing matters presented to the Board and for the Company’s strategic planning, finance, financial planning, reporting, and risk management.
President and CEO’s contract of employment
The terms and conditions of the President and CEO’s contract of employment are specified in writing in a document approved by the Board.
The President and CEO’s contract of employment may be terminated with six months’ notice at any time by either the President and CEO or the Company. In the event that the Company terminates the contract without due cause, the Company shall pay the President and CEO compensation corresponding to 18 months’ salary and fringe benefits, in addition to the salary for the notice period. When the President and CEO reaches the age of 63 years, both he and the Company may request his retirement. The President and CEO participates in an additional defined contribution plan with an annual payment set at 30.5 per cent of his annual salary excluding performance-based compensation (annual or long-term incentives).
Information on remuneration of the President and CEO is available under Remuneration of the President and CEO.