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Pierpaolo Barbone

President, Services at Wärtsilä Corporation


Italian Pierpaolo Barbone (b. 1957) joined Wärtsilä 20 years ago, and has actively developed Wärtsilä’s service business throughout his career. Under Pierpaolo’s command, Wärtsilä Services has grown to record sales in 2016. Wärtsilä Services’ mission is to improve the lifecycle efficiency of customers’ installations across the globe.

Pierpaolo believes in the power of people, curiosity and discovery in business and leadership.  Companies like Wärtsilä must disrupt existing business models to find new ways to create value for their customers. Disruption is made possible by digitalisation, which Pierpaolo sees as much more than machines communicating over the Internet. At best, digitalisation marries businesses to their customers in ways, which were not possible before. 

Pierpaolo is passionate about nature, history, motorcycling and various sports. He lives in Helsinki with his wife.

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