Jari Anttila

Chief Operating Officer – Seaspan Shipyards

Jari joined Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) as Chief Operating Officer in July 2018. To the role of COO, he brings over 25 years’ experience in shipbuilding and industrial operations.

At Seaspan, Jari’s experience in successfully leading organizations through large shipbuilding projects will ensure that the necessary controls, procedures and systems are in place to continuously improve operational efficiency. In this new role, he will focus specifically on Seaspan’s efforts to effectively build ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Additionally, he will support strategic planning to advance Seaspan’s growth and diversification.

Immediately prior to joining Seaspan, Jari was Senior Vice President with Philly Shipyard. He had previously held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President with Turku Meyer.

He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Production technology and Steel Structures from Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland.