George has held various leadership positions in global organizations within strategy, business development, transformation and operations. She joins Konecranes from Seqens, where she intervened in the position of Senior Transformation Leader. 

Her previous positions include CEO and Chair of the Board at Ergosup (hydrogen technology start-up), Vice President of Strategy at Air Liquide, and other leadership positions at Air Liquide. 

“I am very pleased to welcome Christine George to Konecranes. She brings with her strong international experience of building and executing strategies and business transformations. Christine has led international teams successfully and has a good track record of improving companies’ performance. I am confident that Christine will have a positive contribution to Konecranes’ strategy development and execution, as well as performance going forward”, said Anders Svensson, President/CEO, Konecranes.

"I am delighted to join Konecranes, a global industry leader at the forefront of technology, digital, automation and service offerings. I look forward to working with new colleagues, customers and partners around the world to continue building on the company’s strategy and success", added George.

As of April 8, 2024, the Konecranes Leadership Team will consist of the following members:

Anders Svensson, President and CEO

Teo Ottola, CFO

Fabio Fiorino, Executive Vice President, Industrial Service & Equipment

Juha Pankakoski, Executive Vice President, Port Solutions, and for the time being, Executive Vice President, Technologies

Christine George, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Anneli Karkovirta, Executive Vice President, People & Culture

Sirpa Poitsalo, Executive Vice President, General Counsel

In addition, Minna Aila will join Konecranes as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Brand in July, 2024.