Speakers of the Annual Executive Meeting, May 15th, 2017

Tapio Koivu, Executive Director, Heureka Science Centre

Chairman of the AEM 2017

Through the years up to now, Dr. Tapio Koivu has been active in a number of boards of start-ups (Solucel oy, Envault corp, Vergo Oy, Plexpress Oy, Zora Biosciences, Global Eco Solutions Oy), chair of an investment committee of a start-up fund (Seed Cap II) and active in different business development functions (Venture Cup Foundation, board) as well. Mr Koivu has also had a key role in creating various innovation platforms, such as Helsinki Think Company and InnoHub Oy, a joint company between VTT and Philips. He was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Heureka in August 2014. From 2011 to early 2013 he was director of Research Affairs at the University of Helsinki. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President at Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT). Dr. Koivu held the position of Vice President and founder of VTT’s office in Silicon Valley and Research Fellow at Stanford from 2001 to 2004. Read more about the Company > Heureka Science Centre

Michael Enberg, Managing Director, Maersk Finland Oy

Guest Speaker

Mr Michael Enberg started his career in shipping and forwarding 1980 as a transport officer for a turn-key consulting company in Libya and then for a logistics company in Saudi-Arabia. Since then he has worked extensively for the shipping and forwarding industry both in Finland and abroad. As from 1991 he has held several industry positions as managing director. Since 2010 he is Managing Director, and a board member of Maersk Finland Oy, as well as on the Leaderhip team of the Maersk Line Eastern European Cluster (Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech). Read more about the Company > Maersk Finland

Jesper Bo Hansen, Managing Director, Maersk Broker Advisory Services

Guest Speaker

Mr Jesper Bo Hansen has been within the Transportation/Energy/Maritime Industry for more than 25 years. Over the years he have gained extensive experience and deep understanding within Capital and Asset investments, General Management, Strategic Planning, Business Integration and Business-to-Business sales and projects. Read more > Jesper Bo Hansen

Kai Erlund, Partner, Attorney, Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys Ltd.

Guest Speaker

Mr Kai Erlund, Partner, Attorney, heads the Technology & Outsourcing practice at Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys Ltd. He has an extensive legal career of nearly 20 years and his main area of expertise is in information technology, media and telecommunications. Mr Erlund advises listed companies, private enterprises and other clients in their procurement of business critical ICT systems and services. He also supports suppliers and customers in their outsourcing arrangements, project agreements and transactions. He has notable experience working in demanding and complex technology-related matters and projects.

Prior to joining Dittmar & Indrenius Kai has worked for leading Finnish law firms and in in-house legal positions e.g. for Oracle in Finland and as a corporate counsel for Symantec in the United Kingdom. Read more about the Company > Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys Ltd.

Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair Plc

Guest Speaker

Mr Juha Järvinen has 19 years of aviation experience with positions in passenger sales & marketing, commercial functions, customer experience & airport operations, customer fulfilment centre services as well as cargo logistics. After 14 years with Scandinavian SAS Group in various European locations and at head office in Stockholm, he managed the Finnair Cargo subsidiary as Managing Director during 2012-2016. Read more > Juha Järvinen

Martina Meinders Michael, Managing Director, Marin Shipmanagement Ltd

Guest Speaker

Ms Martina Meinders Michael built up a successful international career in shipping for the past two decades. Starting from Hamburg in the 1990’s, as Chartering Assistant, Martina is today the Managing Director of Marin Shipmanagement Ltd. (MSM) in Cyprus, member of the NSC-Group in Hamburg. Read more > Martina Meinders Michael

Paula R. Cazador, Co-founder, e52center.com

Guest Speaker

Ms Paula R. Cazador, born in Lisbon, graduated from Sciences-Po in France (Political Sciences with Specialization in Information-Communication), Paula Cazador  has worked in/with 15+ countries, becoming a multi-lingual communicator, editor, researcher and entrepreneur with a life-time purpose:  “build bridges between countries, communities, startups, projects and professionals”. Read more > Paula R. Cazador

Kari Savolainen, CEO, Finavia Corporation

Guest Speaker

Mr Kari Savolainen is the CEO of Finavia Corporation since January 2012. He has a strong background in management, logistics and IT in his career at the logistics and port operator Steveco Oy, Finnish Post Corporation (Itella), Finnlines Oyj and Kymmene Oy. Mr Savolainen is currently a deputy member of the Board of Ilmarinen Pension Insurance Company, member of the negotiation body of the Finnish Meteorological Institute and member of the Assembly of Delegates of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. Mr Savolainen holds an MSc in physics. His interests involve sports (cross-country skiing, cycling, swimming), classical music and mathematics. Read more about the Company > Finavia Ltd

Mika Salmijärvi, Director, Kesko Logistics

Guest Speaker

Mr Mika Salmijärvi is the Director of Kesko Logistics, previously known as Keslog. He has been working in Kesko since 1990 and in his present position since 2004. Read more about the Company > Kesko

Mika Laurilehto, Managing Director, Deltamarin Ltd.

Guest Speaker

Mr Mika Laurilehto serves as the Managing Director mainly responsible for the business development and daily operations of Deltamarin. Mr Laurilehto has been with Deltamarin since 2005 and was appointed to the position of Managing Director in 2006. He has extensive experience of 25 years in the maritime industry and his previous working experience includes but is not limited to working as the vice president for ALMACO Group’s project management and taking various management positions in operative project management, application and business development duties for Wärtsilä. Mr Laurilehto holds a Master Degree of Science in Naval Architect from Helsinki University of Technology. Read more about the Company > Deltamarin

Ilpo Korhonen, CEO, Valmet Automotive Inc.

Guest Speaker

Mr Ilpo Korhonen, engineer and eMBA, started his career in the Uusikaupunki plant in 1988 as a manager of production technology.  In 1998 he moved to the position of a quality manager, after which he served in various positions in Valmet Automotive Inc., e.g  as VP production, director of Porsche production and as an execute VP. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Valmet Automotive Inc since 2008. Read more about the Company > Valmet Automotive

Chen Feng, Managing Director & CEO, Cosco Shipping Lines Finland Oy

Guest Speaker

Mr Chen Feng, Managing Director & CEO since 12nd November 2009 Cosco Shipping Lines Finland Oy ( Cosfim Oy), As general agent in Finland, Baltic countries, Iceland & Belarus of Cosco Shipping Group. Prior to that Mr Feng worked as a Cosco Corporation, Managing Director of Penta Global Logistics Company from July 2000 to Sep.2009 in China, as member company of Cosco Group; Cosco Corporation, Vice President of Cosco Air Freight Company from 1993 to 2000 in Beijing China and Cosco Corporation, working in Executive management Dept., Enterprise, Planning & Strategy Dept. in Cosco Group HQ fm Jan.1987 to 1993. Read more about the Company > Cosco

Markku Mylly, Executive Director, EMSA

Moderator of the Panel Discussion Corporate Portfolio Management - M&A

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

Fokko Poldervaart, Partner, Oaklins Netherlands

Panelist Corporate Portfolio Management - M&A

Mr Fokko Poldervaart is a Partner at Oaklins Netherlands, based in Amsterdam. He has advised a large number of national and international clients over the last 17 years, mainly in manufacturing and technical wholesale and in particular companies active in marine equipment. He has closed deals for suppliers of diesel engine (spare) parts, like Bloksma and NRF (both suppliers of coolers), PK OEM Parts and SSM (both suppliers of spare parts). But also companies active with equipment for leisure crafts, like the sale of Vetus to Yanmar, and companies active in large scale component manufacturing, marine engineering and suppliers of offshore equipment. Prior to joining Oaklins in 2004, he worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at Rabobank. Mr Poldervaart holds a master degree in Business Administration and a bachelor degree in Japanese, both from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Read more about the Company > Oaklins Netherlands

Thomas Doepel, Head of the Group Purchasing, Member of Executive Committee, Finnlines Plc

Panelist Corporate Portfolio Management - M&A

Mr Thomas Doepel is the Head of Group Purchasing of Finnlines Plc since 2010. Throughout his professional career, Thomas Doepel has always worked within the shipping industry, both onboard vessels in several deck officer positions and later on in different management positions in the offices. In addition to his current position, he is also a member of the Executive Committee at Finnlines. Read more about the Company > Finnlines Plc

Jaakko Eskola, President & CEO, Wärtsilä Corporation

Panelist Corporate Portfolio Management - M&A

Mr Jaakko Eskola is the President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation since 1 November 2015. M.Sc. (Eng.). Joined the company in 1998. Prior to that Mr Jaakkola worked as a Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO of the Wärtsilä Corporation, 2013-2015; President, Marine Solutions 2006-2015; Vice President, Power Plants Sales & Marketing 2005-2006; President of the Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services Oy, President 1998-2005; Executive Director at the PCA Corporate Finance, 1997-1998. Mr Jaakkola is a Member of the Board of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries. Read more about the Company > Wärtsilä Corporation

Tuomas Riski CEO, Norsepower Oy Ltd.

Moderator of the Panel Discussion Ship Power 2030 - Fuel - Dual-Fuel - No Fuel

M.Sc. (Econ. & Tech.) Mr Tuomas Riski is the CEO of Norsepower Oy Ltd, a Finnish clean technology and engineering company pioneering the generation of renewable wind energy for the global maritime industry. Read more about the Company > Norsepower Ltd

Tom Pippingsköld, Chief Financial Officer, Finnlines Plc

Panelist Ship Power2030: Fuel - Dual Fuel - No Fuel

Mr Tom Pippingsköld is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Finnlines Group, managing the financial strategy and operations of a Company with more than 1,600 employees and total revenue close to EUR 500 million. He has been working in Finnlines since 2013. He has an extensive experience in financial management, risk management, treasury operations, strategy implementation and business development and he has previously been employed in energy sector, in project finance and in investment banking both in Finland and abroad. Read more about the Company > Finnlines Plc

Esko Mustamäki, CEO, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Panelist Ship Power2030: Fuel - Dual Fuel - No Fuel

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

Per Westling, Managing Director, Stena RoRo

Panelist Ship Power 2030 - Fuel - Dual Fuel - No Fuel

Mr Per Westling has been employed by Stena since 1985. In addition to a M.Sc. degree in Naval Architecture from Chalmers Technical University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Mr Westling is trained as an Engineer within the Royal Swedish Navy. Within the Stena group he has been project manager for several newbuildings and major conversion projects but also served for five years within the Stena Line Shipmanagement division. In 2001 he moved to Stena RoRo as Conversion Manager, took on the role of Deputy Managing Director in 2008 and subsequently Managing Director in 2011. Read more about the Company > Stena RoRo

Sten A. Carlsson, Founder, SACson AB

Panelist Ship Power 2030 - Fuel - Dual-Fuel - No Fuel

Mr Sten A. Carlsson has long experience in the Marine industry since 1967; from working on ships, shipyards, training centers and administrations, for example IMO. The last decades Mr. Carlsson has been employed by Chevron (Texaco) mainly dealing with sales and deliveries of Marine Lubricants, Marine Fuels and Aviation Fuels. Since July 2015 the sales of Marine Lubricants to international customers located mainly in Sweden, Finland and Poland have been contracted to SACson AB as an agent. Read more about the Company > SACson AB

Lena Göthberg, Shipping Business Woman, Influencer, Shipping Podcast


Ms Lena Göthberg, a shipping business woman and an influencer, who has taken upon herself to get the shipping industry more visible. After having worked within the industry for more than 25 years, including marine insurance, both as a marine insurance broker and a marine hull underwriter, and lately with business intelligence for the maritime cluster in Scandinavia, she always meets interesting people with a story to tell. Inspired by her shipping friends and new acquaintances in cyber space, she decided to start spreading the word about the coolest industry on the planet, through a podcast, the Shipping Podcast. You can reach Lena on @lenagothberg where she tweets both in English and Swedish, trying to promote the shipping industry also in a small country like Sweden and that is where she has been named an influencer to follow. Read more about the Company > Shipping Podcast

Marcus Puffer, VP Global Loyalty Strategy, IBS Software

Panelist Pax2030: Customer Experience & Loyalty - New Revenue Potential

In his role as VP Global Loyalty Strategy, Mr Marcus Puffer is heading IBS‘ Loyalty Line of Business, responsible for the development, marketing, sales, delivery and operations of the iLoyal product suite. Prior to joining IBS, he was General Manager of topbonus, airberlin’s loyalty program and the second largest frequent flyer program in Germany with more than 3mn members and over 120 partners. He successfully managed the corporatization of topbonus and subsequent sale of 70% to Etihad Airways. Prior to that, he spent a decade at Star Alliance in roles spanning Network and Membership Development. He started his career with Austrian Airlines with a focus on market research and long term network planning. Mr Puffer holds a Master in Social and Economic Sciences of the University of Vienna and is based out of Graz, Austria. Read more about the Company > IBS Software

Margus Schults, CEO, Tallink Silja Ltd

Panelist Pax 2030 - Customer Experience & Loyalty - New Revenue Potential

Mr Margus Schults has worked for AS Tallink Grupp since 2008. First he served as Head of Investor Relations and Organisational Development. From autumn 2009 he was appointed as CEO of Tallink Silja Oy. Before starting for AS Tallink Grupp he served in business development, strategy and human resource management positions in SEB in Tallinn, Riga and Stockholm for 14 years. Read more about the Company > Tallink Silja

Matti Toivanen, Managing Director, Oy Kuehne + Nagel Ltd

Host of the #SFAEM2017 Cocktails

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

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