Jari Huhtinen is VP Technical Operations at Finnair. In this role, he has organisational responsibility for engineering & fleet projects, maintenance, maintenance control, compliance control, procurement, EASA production organization (POA), EASA Design Organisation (DOA), EASA Training Organisation (Part 147). Previously he acted as VP Procurement and had organisational responsibility for Finnair Group procurement and development of procurement categories, continuous competitiveness of procurement (Ground handling, Catering, Fuel, IT, Facilities, Marketing, Technical Operations, Hotels, Logistics and General Procurement).
Other roles include Sourcing Unit Director (April 2008 – May 2011) at KONE Industrial Ltd, Director – Elevator Modernisation Supply and Director – Quality & HR (2002 – 2005) at KONE among others.
Jari has a M.Sc in Industrial Management & Engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland with a Master thesis about Environmental Risk Management and Auditing and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Brussels.