Mr. Vitzthum took over as the Chair of the WADE Board of Directors in December 2007. Mr. Vitzthum is Wärtsilä’s Group Vice President and heads Wärtsilä’s global Power Plants organization. Wärtsilä’s Power Plants business activity takes place in over sixty countries around the world.

Christoph has served the Wärtsilä Corporation for more than nine years. Before his appointment to Group Vice President of Wärtsilä Power Plants, Christoph served as President of Wärtsilä Propulsion from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, he worked for the Ship Power division of Wärtsilä Corporation as the Vice President of Finance and Control from 1999 to 2002. From 1997 to 1999, Christoph held the position of Business Controller for the Wärtsilä Power Plants organization.

Christoph Vitzthum worked as a Dealer at Metra Finance Oy in Finland before joining the Wärtsilä team.

Christoph received an M.S.c (Econ) degree in Corporate Finance from the Swedish School of Economics & Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland in 1994.