Wärtsilä appoints Purohit as president of its Energy business
Sushil Purohit has been appointed president of Wärtsilä Energy, executive vice president, and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective the 3rd of August. In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä’s Energy business globally and will report to President and CEO Jaakko Eskola. The current Head of Wärtsilä Energy, Marco Wirén, is leaving Wärtsilä to become the CFO of Nokia Corporation, as announced earlier.
Purohit, 48, B.Sc. (Eng.), MBA, joined Wärtsilä in 1998 as a sales support engineer and has since held several key sales and management positions in various geographies in the Energy business. As of January, Purohit has led the Energy business in the Americas, which has recently become Wärtsilä’s most active area for power plant projects and services.
“I am very pleased to have Sushil join our executive team and lead the Energy business. With a Wärtsilä-career of more than 22 years, he has the expertise and experience needed to secure Wärtsilä’s leading position in the ongoing energy transition. His open leadership style and likeable personality have resulted in great success in implementing our strategy and gaining the trust of customers,” says Eskola.
“I am truly humbled by this opportunity. Wärtsilä is extremely well-positioned in the energy markets, and we have great potential for the future. With a team of highly-skilled and motivated people, streamlined end-to-end organisation, market-leading technology, and a relentless focus on innovation, we are committed to playing a significant part in decarbonising the energy infrastructure across the globe,” Purohit says.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR5.2 billion (USD) with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, visit www.wartsila.com.