Julin new CEO of Aker Yards
Norway’s Aker Yards, Europe’s largest shipbuilder, has appointed Yrj' Julin as its president and chief executive officer.
Julin joined the company in 2002, first as president of Aker Finnyards and since 2004 as president of Aker Yards Cruise & Ferries Business Area. He succeeds Karl Erik Kjelstad who has served as Aker Yards CEO since January 2003.
Kjelstad will continue to work for Aker Yards during a transition period after which he will leave to join the executive management team of majority owner Aker ASA.