Toivo Ilvonen has been appointed as COO of GAM. He will be a member of GAM Executive Team and will report to Mikael Hedberg, President & CEO of the company. Mr. Ilvonen will be based in Turku, Finland and will start in his new position on March 30, 2015.
“I am very pleased that Toivo has decided to join GAM. His strong management experience from leading shipyards and worlds biggest cruise ship new building projects as well as his extensive experience in the global marine business is an excellent background for the job.” Hedberg says.
As GAM’s COO, Mr. Ilvonen will lead the continuous growth of GAM in the field of Floating Real Estate Solutions. He holds a Master of Science degree from Tampere Technical University. Mr. Ilvonen has a long track record in the marine industry having held a number of senior management positions within Kvaerner Masa Yards, Aker Yards, STX Turku, Rauma Shipyard and Meyerwerft Turku.