Vaisala welcomes Girish Agarwal as Chief Digital & Information Officer

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February 26, 2024

Vaisala welcomes Girish Agarwal as Chief Digital & Information Officer

Vaisala has appointed Girish Agarwal as Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO). He will join the Vaisala Leadership Team and report to the President and CEO Kai Öistämö. He will start in his role in June 2024.

As CDIO, Girish Agarwal will lead Vaisala’s Operational Excellence organization, including the global Information Technologies function, and drive digitalization, artificial intelligence, and process excellence. He will succeed Olli Nastamo, the current EVP of Operational Excellence, who will retire in August 2024.

Girish Agarwal joins Vaisala from Piab, where he holds the position of Chief Digital & Information Officer. Prior to that, he worked at Husqvarna Group as Director of the AI Lab, Director of Digital & Business Architecture, and Enterprise Architect. He has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence & Business Model Innovation.

“Girish brings a unique mix of advanced AI, IT, and digitalization expertise to Vaisala. He has strong experience in leading digital transformation and building advanced development teams, skillfully aligning business needs and technology development. I am happy to welcome him to our team,” says Kai Öistämö, President and CEO of Vaisala.

“I also want to thank Olli for his great work in leading our operational excellence and business process development, advancing our IT solutions, and driving scalability and efficiency. It has been a pleasure to work with him,” Kai Öistämö adds.

“I am thrilled to join Vaisala, a global technology leader that is not only shaping the future with its innovative measurement instruments and intelligence but also playing a pivotal role in enabling climate action. As the Chief Digital & Information Officer, I am excited to drive the digital agenda forward, leveraging the power of digital technologies to consolidate and further enhance our offerings and services. I am also eager to collaborate with the talented team of professionals who are the backbone of Vaisala's success,” says Girish Agarwal.

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​​​​​Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements. Building on over 85 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world, with space-proof technology even exploring Mars and beyond. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs over 2,000 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.