Finnair has appointed Juha Järvinen as its new CCO and board member, replacing Allister Paterson who is leaving the company Dec. 31.

Järvinen is currently managing director of Finnair Cargo, which he will continue to lead as part of his new role.

“During the last couple of years he has successfully renewed Finnair Cargo’s operations and strategy. Juha has also extensive experience from commercial operations in passenger airline. Finnair is currently executing its new commercial strategy and building a new, digital Finnair. I believe Juha and his team will embrace this challenge with enthusiasm and continue the renewal of Finnair’s commercial activities that Allister has begun,” Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo said.

Finnair SVP-resource management Gregory Kaldahl will also leave in December, at the end of his four-year contract. A successor is yet to be announced.

“During his tenure, Finnair’s network was expanded, fleet utilization was significantly improved and Finnair entered into important joint ventures to Japan, across the Atlantic and with Flybe Finland,” the carrier said.