One Sea Appoints Riku-Pekka Hägg As Chairman With Mission To Grow Autonomous Ship Alliance
ONE SEA, the industry alliance whose primary aim is to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Riku-Pekka Hägg as Chairman of its Management Board.
Hägg, who will oversee ONE SEA will retain his current role as Vice President, Ship Design and Integrated Solutions Sales at Wärtsilä.
Having fulfilled an array of strategic roles at Wärtsilä, his current focus is on leading business transformation with particular emphasis on smart technologies. In his current position he is also responsible for overseeing Wärtsilä’s Smart and Autonomous Ship strategy. In stepping up to the ONE SEA chairmanship from his previous Vice-Chair role, Hägg says his interest will remain focused on connecting businesses with the possibilities new digital technologies create for safety, efficiency, growth and profitability to enable sustainable shipping.
“It’s exciting to see that smart and autonomous systems are rapidly gaining interest and ground in shipping, but the technology is unregulated, and interoperability is not standardized,” Hägg observes. “ONE SEA is a fantastic collaboration network comprising leading, global and multi-industrial companies who want to co-create proposals for industry standards and regulations in this fast-developing technology area.