One Sea chooses new chairman
One Sea, the industry alliance that aims to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Capt. Eero Lehtovaara as its new chairman. Lehtovaara, a master mariner and associate fellow of the Nautical Institute, is head of regulatory & public affairs at ABB Marine & Ports.
“I am delighted to be heading the One Sea alliance at this time of digital transformation. My mission is to develop the alliance into the most influential think tank relating to autonomous and intelligent shipboard systems and operation,” Lehtovaara said.
He brings a wealth of experience to the rapidly expanding One Sea alliance, where he has been a board member for two years, as well as vice chairman. Continuation of the collaborative approach is confirmed by the appointment of Wärtsilä’s vice president, digital portfolio management Mikko Tepponen as new One Sea vice chairman. (mw)