Mikael Mäkinen joined Rolls-Royce in April 2014 as President of the Marine business.
Mikael attended the Helsinki University of Technology where he received a Master of Science in 1980. From 1984 – 2006 he held a number of senior positions at Wärtsilä, including Group Vice President and Deputy to CEO responsible for Wärtsilä’s Marine business and Asian strategy, as well as Managing Director, Wärtsilä Group Singapore.
In 2006 – 2012 he was President and CEO of Cargotec Corporation Helsinki, Finland. In addition Mikael is a Member of the Board of Directors of Stora Enso OyJ, in Finland.
Prior to joining Rolls-Royce Mikael was President of leading maritime cargo solutions provider McGregor 2012 -2014.
Currently at Rolls-Royce, Mikael leads a business of more than 5,000 people located in 35 countries. The Rolls-Royce Marine business serves more than 4,000 customers in the Commercial and Naval sectors, with equipment installed on 30,000 vessels.