Introduction of the Speakers #SFAEM2016, June 8-9th

Markku Mylly Executive Director, EMSA

Keynote Speaker

Markku Mylly has a long experience in the maritime sector since 1973. He was sailing in Finnish merchants ships until 1987, when he joined Finnish Maritime Administration. He worked in FMA until 2010 and he was the 10th and last Director General of FMA. In 2010 he moved to Finnish Port Association and worked there as a CEO until joined EMSA in 2012 September. Read more > Mr Markku Mylly

John Hatley Vice President Ship Power, Wärstilä North America

Guest Speaker

Mr John Hatley PE, Americas Vice President Ship Power for Wartsila North America, has over 30 years of combined marine experience spanning business development, project management of domestic and overseas vessel construction, owner’s representation, ship operations, and vessel design. Read more > John Hatley

Ole Vidar Nilsen Head of Product Marketing, Global Business Development, Maritime DNV GL AS

Guest Speaker

Mr Ole Vidar Nilsen has worked for 15 years in DNV GL. The last 7 years in various roles with Maritime Business Development. Previously work experience Mr Nielsen has from Bureau Veritas in France, Sweden, and Poland; offshore supply in the US, and maritime consultancy, UK. Naval architect from NTNU and MBA from UCLA. Read more about the Company > DNV GL

Janne Kaskinen Head of Business Development and Integrated Operations, ABB Marine & Ports Service

Guest Speaker

Mr Janne Kaskinen is the Head of Business Development and Integrated Operations of ABB Marine & Ports Service. He has 10+ years of experience from international maritime and ports industry. He is heading strategic development of ABB Global Port Service business focusing on innovative and advanced solutions which enable enhanced customer experience and improved performance. He has been responsible for global service strategy, sales, business management and R&D. Currently he is also leading the implementation of ABB’s IoTSP strategy in Ports business. Prior to joining ABB he worked several years for Cargotec and MacGregor. Read more about th Company > ABB

Markku Leppänen Senior Relationship Manager, Nordea Bank Finland Plc

Guest Speaker

Mr Markku Leppänen has worked 33 years in Nordea Bank and its predecessors of which last twenty years with shipping finance representing Nordea Shipping, Offshore and Oil Services division having responsibility of shipping customer relationships in Finland and Baltic states. Read more about the Company > Nordea

Matti Toivanen Managing Director, Oy Kuehne + Nagel Ltd

Guest Panelist

Mr Matti Toivanen has worked for Kuehne + Nagel since 2002 in various positions ranging from Sales, Key Account Management, Director Contract Logistics and since 2012 he has been Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Oy Ltd Finland. In his career Mr Toivanen has been involved in logistics from Logistics Service Provider perspective and has a good view on building partnerships and collaboration models in logistics on global scale.

Having lived in multiple countries including 8 years in Asia Mr Toivanen is an international individual who is driven by entrepreneurial spirit and his passion is to create value to customers and employees. Read more about the Company > Kuehne + Nagel

Ulla von Weissenberg Partner Borenius Attorneys Ltd

Guest Panelist

Mrs Ulla von Weissenberg advises on all aspects of international maritime and transport law and international trade. In addition she advises clients in a wide range of insurance related issues. She is also experienced in issues relating to shipbuilding and ship purchase. Mrs von Weissenberg frequently represents domestic and international clients before courts and arbitral tribunals in matters falling under her speciality – inter alia from shipbuilding disputes to collisions, cargo claims, contractual disputes within logistics and trade. She heads the Shipping, Transport and Insurance practise of Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd. She has been a Partner at Borenius Attorneys Ltd since 2012. She has worked in the shipping industry with legal matters since 1994. Read more about the Company > Borenius Ltd

Eero Mäkeläinen Legal Counsel, Finnlines Plc

Guest Panelist

Mr Eero Mäkeläinen has worked as Legal Counsel for Finnlines Plc since 2011. He provides support for all business units and corporate functions. He gives legal advice and holds internal training sessions especially in matters relating to maritime law, contract law and employment law. Read more about the Company > Finnlines Plc

Sami Leinonen Managing Director, Mondi Örebro

Guest Panelist

Mr Sami Leinonen is Managing Director of Mondi Örebro AB. He has 15+ years of experience in international manufacturing industry and a proven track record of innovation and change management. Previously Mr Leinonen has held senior positions with Raskone, Honkarakenne, Karelia-Upofloor and UPM. He has also worked as a consultant through his own enterprise, Somacom Oy. Read more about the Company > Mondi Örebro AB

Stefan Van Doorslaer General Director, Ahlers CIS & Baltic States

Guest Panelist

Mr Stefan Van Doorslaer has a university background in engineering and business administration, as well as the MBA. He spent his career in the sphere of logistics, and being Belgian living in the logistic center of Europe did not stop him from working in Italy, Spain and Russia. Today he successfully combines the function of a General Director Ahlers CIS & The Baltic States with the position of a Chairman of the Executive Committee of St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA). Read more > Stefan Van Doorslaer

Andrei Gusev Managing Partner, Borenius Attorneys Ltd

Moderator of the Panel Discussion

Mr Andrei Gusev is the Managing Partner, Russia and the Head of Borenius’ St. Petersburg office since February 2013. He has over 25 years of experience of providing strategic consulting services to both western investors launching on the post-Soviet markets and to CIS investors becoming active on markets in Western Europe. Mr Gusev is well versed in cross-border structuring, crisis management, corporate investigations, handling cases that involve white-collar crime, and conducting and settling cases by applying alternative procedures (known as ADR), including mediation. Read more > Andrei Gusev

Mats Johansson Head of Transportation, Logistics, Neste Oyj

Moderator of the Panel Discussion

Mr Mats Johansson is the Head of Transportation, Logistics at Neste Oyj in Espoo, Finland. He has extensive competency in shipping, be it road, sea or railway transportations or a combination of them. His career started in the 90's at Railship from where he continued to Finncarriers during this time he was also located both in Moscow and in London. Mr Johansson has experience in both operations, marketing and sales as well as managerial and executive duties. Besides Railship and Finncarriers his employers include Railtrans, Containerships and TransAtlantic. Read more about the Company > Neste Plc

Ursula Silling Founder & CEO, XXL Solutions GmbH

Guest Panellist, Moderator of the Workshop

Mrs Ursula Silling has become a reference when it is about doing things differently. Throughout her career in various executive positions Ursula has focused on new ways of doing business, differentiating from competition and developing business in a dynamic and challenging environment. Her recipes for success include customer focus instead of inward looking, digitalisation and technology as enablers and win - win partnerships instead of protectionism coupled with continuous improvement. Read more about the Company > XXL Solutions GmbH

Alexander Solovyev General Director, Vyborg Shipyard PJSC

Guest Speaker of the Workshop

Mr Alexander Solovyev is the General Director of Vyborg Shipyard PJSC since 2012. More than fifteen years of experience in legal domain. Chairman of the Leningrad regional representation of the all-Russia public organization Russian Engineering Union. In 2000 Alexander Solovyev headed Legal Department of Vyborg Shipyard  JSC (VSY). In 2005-2006 he was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of VSY, alongside in office of General Director of the major shareholder of VSY ZAO AKO BARSS Group (Saint Petersburg). In 2012 Alexander Solovyev became First Deputy General Director of Vyborg Shipyard and From June 2012 he has worked as a General Director of Vyborg Shipyard. Read more about the Company > Vyborg Shipyard

Esko Mustamäki CEO, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Guest Speaker of the Workshop

Mr Esko Mustamäki graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 1984 with MSc in Engineering and Shipbuilding and he has held several management level positions within the maritime sector. He was employed by Wärtsilä Marine in 1980 and after that he has been employed by F-G Shipping Inc., Finnlines Plc, Finstaship and SET-Group Ltd. Since April 2011 Esko Mustamäki has worked as Managing Director for Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, a shipyard founded in 2010 that specializes in building icebreakers and other Arctic offshore and special vessels. Read more about the Company > Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Ulla Tapaninen Senior Specialist, Port & Cross-Border Transport Development, the City of Helsinki


Mrs Ulla Tapaninen, Adjunct Professor PhD, has over 25 years’ experience in logistics and maritime transport research and development work. She received her PhD  in 1997 in logistics modelling. She has worked for ten years as a  development manager and environmental manager in a large Finnish  roro-shipping company Finnlines Plc. Between 2006 – 2012 she worked as a professor of maritime logistics in the University of Turku specializing in maritime and port operations and their IT; and maritime safety. Read more > Ulla Tapaninen

Christian Ramberg Managing Director, Port of Turku

Host of the Reception

Mr Christian Ramberg has 30 years of working experience within the Finnish transport and logistics industry. He is a member of and involved in several business and logistic organizations in Finland suchs as the Finnish Port Association, Turku Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Center Turku,  Turku University Centre of Maritime Studies. Mr Ramberg is also a member in maritime related projects suchs as ESPO Intermodal, Logistics & Industry Committee and  Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor Forum. Mr Ramberg has been the Managing Director at the Port of Turku since 2000. Read more about the Company > Port of Turku

Ulla Keino Executive Director, SeaFocus

Moderator of #SFAEM2016

Her over 30 years of experience of shipping started with Metsä Group in 1986, following a career of 8 years in the Stora Enso Group (former Enso Plc). During these years she was responsible of mainly short sea shipping and especially of internal waterway shipments of forest products, paper, paperboard, timber and pulp. She was an important customer for the German, Finnish and Russian ship owners and shipbrokers. Compared to her young age at that time she held very important positions in the several Finnish industries and governmental initiated projects and was part of decision making related to forest industry logistics and governmental maritime infrastructure and development projects including feasibility studies of the location of the new port of Helsinki. Read more > Ulla Keino

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