Laura Ansaharju appointed as VR Group’s Senior Vice President, HR

Laura Ansaharju (44), M.Sc., has been appointed VR Group's Senior Vice President, HR, and a member of the Group’s management team. She will take up her new role no later than 1 April 2022. Ansaharju joins us from Finnair, where she has worked in various personnel management and development positions since 2011.

Good employee experience enables good customer experience. Laura's diverse knowledge of personnel development in the service and logistics sector provides a good starting point for improving the employee experience at VR, for the benefit of our customers,” says President and CEO Lauri Sipponen.

I can hardly wait to start my work at VR together with the personnel and other stakeholders. I find the promotion of a customer-oriented culture and a well-functioning organisation as a means of sustainable growth and renewal inspiring. I also feel that VR's role as a responsible company, not only in terms of the environment and society but also in developing safety and the employee experience, makes the work exceptionally meaningful,” says Laura Ansaharju.

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