Introduction of the Presenters of the #IntelligenceHunt4 Finals 14.11.2018

ULLA KEINO, CEO, Chairman of the Board, SeaFocus

Opening Speech, Moderator

Ulla Keino has a variable career over 30 years in supply chain management and logistics, and her knowledge of global value chains covers all product types from lipsticks  to car tyres, from Masters’ paintings to copy machines, from tractors to laptops. Ms Keino is specialized in turning challenges into opportunities, seeing problems as reasons to stop, think and to find a solution.

SeaFocus represents all that Ms Keino believes in. Dynamic group of entrepreneurs and partners, looking for win win – better maritime for the future to serve all parties in the value chain. She is the CEO of SeaFocus as well as the majority shareholder. She holds a MSc.Techn. degree from the University of Technology Helsinki from 1990, and an MBA from Brunel University from 1993 and is highly motivated to encourage young people and the business professionals to further studies.

FRANK KHO, Senior Advisor, Kho Management BV, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Opening Speech, Moderator

Frank Kho was earlier working as a Global Head, Market Intelligence, Strategy and Development at Kalmar, the Netherlands. As member of the Kalmar Leadership Team, he was responsible for Market Intelligence, Strategy and Offering development at Kalmar. Mr. Kho has over 20 years of industry experience in several senior management positions at world's leading port operators, such as the Antwerp terminals of PSA and several terminals of HPH. He headed container operations with significant operational efficiencies in cost per unit moved and, most notably, with improved service levels. Mr. Kho has an outstanding track record in terminal management at leading ports throughout Europe and Asia, where he has championed operational efficiency and cost reduction strategies, terminal design and team development.

PEKKA VAURAMO, President and CEO, Finnair Plc, President and CEO, Metso, Nov 2018

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Pekka Vauramo, President and CEO of Finnair as of 1 June 2013. Pekka Vauramo joined Finnair from Cargotec, a Finnish cargo and load handling company, where he held different management position between 2007 and 2013. Before his transfer to Finnair, Pekka Vauramo was based in Hong Kong since 2010 as COO of the MacGregor Business Area. Between 1985 and 2007 Mr Vauramo worked at Sandvik, a Swedish mining and construction company.

Mr Vauramo also serves as a member of the Board of Glaston PLC (since 2011) and the Board of Boliden Group (since 2016). During Pekka Vauramo's time, Finnair has completed a major cost saving and restructuring program, preparing the company for a growth phase, which started in 2015.

Learn more about > Mr Vauramo

ANTONIO RAIMO, Line Manager, Finnlines, Grimaldi Group

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Antonio Raimo has worked as a Managing Director of the Rederi Ab Nordölink, Finnlines Plc Oy since 2013. Mr Raimo is the Line Manager for Malmö-Travemunde Finnlines Plc Oy, Kapellskär-Naantali Finnlines Plc Oy and Lubeck – St. Petersburg. He is also the Owner´s Representative in St. Petersburg. Furthermore, in 2009 he acted as the Assistant to Executive Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Grimaldi 

He has a long history in working in the company as he started his career in the Grimaldi Group in 2002 Compagnia di Navigazione S.p.A. In 2004 Mr Raimo acted as the Owner Representative at Euromed Ireland Logistics ltd in Cork and later 2007 as a Financial Director. 

MARCUS EJDERSTEN, Director, Strategic Marketing MacGregor AB Stockholm, Sweden

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Marcus Ejdersten has worked in the marine industry since his completing of his Master in Science at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2004. He joined MacGregor in 2007 as a member of company’s Container ships team. Since 2015 Marcus has lead MacGregor’s Strategic Marketing for the company’s extensive portfolio of solutions to the Marine and Offshore industries.

STEFAN VAN DOORSLAER, General Director CIS & Baltic's at Ahlers, Global Director Projects & Machinery, CEO, Ahlers 1.1.2019

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Since 2011 Stefan Van Dorslaer has been responsible for all operations and offices of Ahlers in CIS and The Baltic States. Lately he has been focusing on developing of the company as an innovative logistics solutions provider. In the last couple of years, Ahlers Russia launched several new products on the Russian market which enlarges its traditional range of logistic services, becoming a product designer and a system integrator. Over the period he has been in charge of Russia, turnover has been multiplied by 10, and Ahlers CIS & The Baltic States has been transformed to the group’s best performer, as well as on quality and innovation as on profits. Since 2017 he took over the responsibility of the division Projects & Machinery on a global base, refocused the service offering and brought results back in line with, and above market standards.

Learn more about > Mr Van Doorslaer

STEFAN VIEHMANN, Senior Vice President Global Customer Solutions, Kuehne+Nagel (AG & Co.) KG

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Stefan Viehmann works for Kuehne + Nagel, which is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Today, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has approximately 76,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries.

Mr Viehmann joined Kuehne + Nagel Ltd. Canada as Vice President IT and CIO in 2007. He managed successfully a customer orientated IT organization serving all business fields of the Kuehne + Nagel group in Canada in close collaboration with the global IT group. Viehmann is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between the business units and information technology.

Since February 2012 Mr Viehmann is responsible for the Global Customer Solutions group with its corporate and de-central teams located in each regional headquarter.

Learn more about > Mr Viehmann

JOHANNA FRÄKI, Innovation Director, Wärtsilä

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Johanna Fräki is the executive with global experience in new business development, strategy and sales & marketing. Interested in customer driven innovations and venturing; innovations for a better life. Specialties: - Innovation management and digital platforms. - Project and project portfolio management. - Digital marketing, event marketing, global marketing planning, budgeting, campaign planning and execution. - Consumer understanding and insight, consumer segmentation, consumer research.

FREDRIK ÖSTMAN, General Manager Ecosystem Innovation, Wärtsilä

Case Company

Fredrik Östman has over 14 years of experience in leading R&D and product development in an international environment. Currently working with development of new digital opportunities and transformation within Wärtsilä, Marine Solutions - Digital.

Previously headed the 4-stroke automation department and had several positions as a project manager for larger product and technology development projects. Broad competence base ranging from digital and mechanics to business and management.Involved in several start-up companies.

TOM O KLEPPESTO, General Manager, Shipping & Offshore Network, Oslo Shipowners' Association and Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Tom O Kleppestø has been the General Manager of Shipping & Offshore Network since 2008 and Secretary to the Board of Oslo Shipowners’ Association since 2010. He took over as General Manager of Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord in January 2018 after Vidar Pederstad, former director of Nor-Shipping, who took up the position of director of the S/S Christian Radich Foundation. These three associations have now formed a collaboration called Maritime Oslofjord.

Mr Kleppestø established and ran the Maritime Trainee Programme for the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association for ten cohortes from 2004 to 2017. He was also responsible for the development and implementation of the association’s top executive programme Marex from 2010 to 2016, together with academic partner Duke University in the USA. He is also currently working to establish a Centre for Ocean Business (OBZ) at BI Norwegian Business School together with professor Torger Reve.

"I have a love for the maritime and ocean industries and I love to share that with others."

GUNNAR MANSFELD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Primest Capital Group, Hong Kong

Inspiring Industry Speaker

Gunnar Mansfeld is responsible for the overall operation and result of the Group. Mr Mansfeld has a dual responsibility as CEO of Primest Trade Ltd, the trading arm of the group. He has over 25 years international management experiences from across the Globe, with hands-on working experience from China, Europe, Russia, across most of Asia, Latin America, North America, Oceania and Africa.

Concurrent with his position at Primest, Mr Mansfeld is also Executive Director of Norebo group, a global market leader in Seafood industry. Mr Mansfeld also serves as Director on regional and global boards, advising on growth and globalisation. Prior to founding Primest Group, Mr Mansfeld was CEO of Three Towns Capital Group, Mr Mansfeld also held senior finance and general management positions for Alfa Laval AB, a Swedish MNC.

Mr Mansfeld has a degree from Linkopings University (Sweden) in Business Administration.

HELI KOUKKULA-TEIXEIRA, Chief Operating Officer, SeaFocus


Heli Koukkula-Teixeira has over 20 years of experience in international project co-ordination and event management. She has worked several years for the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland as well as for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland as an important member of the coordinating groups of international development programmes. Furthermore, she has many years experience in organizing several international as well as national events, seminars and conferences from the idea to the implementation and co-operation with corporate and institutional bodies. Ms Koukkula-Teixeira is a specialist in marketing and communications.

PER MARTIN TANGGAARD, Director, Nor-Shipping at Norway Trade Fairs

Award Ceremony Keynote

Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard is committed to helping the maritime industry access new business opportunities in the ocean space.

A part of the team since 2015, Mr Tanggaard assumed his current role in 2018 and has since driven Nor-Shipping’s evolution; increasing the focus on innovation, sustainability and the ocean industries. He is also a supporter of increased diversity in maritime and was Norway’s first male member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association).

Mr Tanggaard has extensive experience of the shipping and offshore segments, having previously worked for Wartsila Ship Design and Lorentzen & Stemoco.

ANTTI JUSSILA, Department Manager, Sweco Structures Ltd

Case Company

Antti Jussila has 14 years of experience in infrastructure design. He has mostly dealt with bridge design projects including project management and expert tasks. One of the highlights in Mr Jussila’s career so far has been the Ring Road III upgrade in Helsinki area including more than 30 bridges and other structures. All the construction works were done immediately next to one of the busiest roads in Finland. Project was completed on time and under budget! He was responsible for bridge and structural design in this 110M€ project.

Now Mr Jussila is working in the Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy Sweco. He’s responsibility is to expand our infrastructure business to international markets. It’s not only about bridges anymore now we are talking about other fields of infrastructure as well, like ports and marine structures. Sweco has a strong global competence in marine field. By combining the world class competence in the latest design methods and virtual technologies we can offer our clients new level of expertise.

YVONNE RYDING, Owner, CEO, Yvonne Ryding Cosmetics AB

Case Company

In the early 1980s, Yvonne Ryding´s focus was to become an aesthetician nurse or midwife. That fate would be anything but what Yvonne had imagined, she soon became aware. In 1984, she was persuaded to stand up in the Miss Sweden Competition, a competition that Yvonne won, why she represented Sweden in the Miss Universe Contest that was the year in Miami, Florida. To her big shock and surprise, she also won this competition. Her life was completely changed from one day to the next. One year followed by international travel, and acting as ambassador for women, being a spokesperson for a number of well-known brands as well as being active in charity work. 

In 1995, she took her secret dream of creating a completely new Swedish, natural skin care series. YR skin care series is based. In 1997 she introduced it to the Swedish market, since then it has been in different costumes but always the same qualities. Naturally based, active ingredients of natural origin and Swedish made. In 2018, YR Skin Care celebrated 21 years on the market, with 23 years of work.

Learn more about > Mrs Ryding

PATRICK KENNING, Global Director, Intelligence Hub, Crown Worldwide

Case Company

Patrick Kenning heads the global Intelligence Hub function at Crown which is responsible for challenging the status quo and promoting Crown’s innovation culture by encouraging ideation and exploring emerging technology opportunities that enhance the customer experience. 

Born in New Zealand and alumni of the University of Otago, Mr Kenning has lived and worked in five countries to-date where he has held several key front-line, customer-orientated roles throughout his 15-year career. Currently he is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

MARINA HASSELBLATT, Sales Manager, Tallink Silja, Cargo Department

Case Company and Award Ceremony Reception Greetings

Marina Hasselblatt has been working in the cargo business since 1993. Today she is in charge of cargo sales activities as well as the TallinkSilja Cargo booking and check-in offices in Helsinki and Turku. As she herself started here cargo career in the booking office, the development of booking and check-in routines is very close to her heart.  When Tallink, Superfast and Silja Line joined forces in 2006 she built up a common central Cargo booking office in Helsinki. This office is still working according to the same model, and now Ms Hasselblatt is constantly trying to find more sustainable and effective solutions to the operations.​

VILLE R. BJÖRK, Operations Manager, C&C Port Agency Finland Oy Ltd

Case Company

Ville Björk has more than 10 years of work experience in the field of shipping and logistics. He has completed a BBA degree in International Logistics from Helsinki Arcada UAS and an MBA in Maritime Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School. For the past five years, Ville has been appointed to the position of Operations Manager at C&C Port Agency Finland’s head office in Helsinki. Acting as an agent for various traffic forms, vessel types and owners, Ville has during his career attended and serviced several thousand port calls across the coast of Finland and Åland Islands. Presently he is engaged in developing C&C Port Agency Finland’s electronic interface and further enhancing the company’s value proposition for their cruise and passenger ship principals.

PEKKA HURME, Director, BusinessFM 89,7 Mhz, Partner & Business Advisor, SalesHeli Advisors

Case Company

Pekka Hurme is an accomplished Senior Executive, with expertise in turnaround and high-growth organizations. Over 20 years of experience in Director, Executive and CEO positions in both B2B and and B2C business environment. Very strong international experience especially participating in Scandinavian, Irish and East-European projects and teams. Being part and a major operator in various very successful product launches and start-ups. Mr Hurme is also one of the founders of Maslog Oy.

ULLA TAPANINEN, Adjunct Professor PhD, Senior Advisor, City of Helsinki, Finland

Chairman of the Jury

Ulla Tapaninen has over 25 years of experience in logistics and transport research and development work with dozens of academic and professional publications to her name. She has worked for ten years as a development manager and environmental manager in a large Finnish roro-shipping company Finnlines plc. Between 2006 and 2012 she worked as a professor of maritime logistics in the University of Turku specializing in maritime and port operations, safety and IT. She has worked as a researcher, project director and board member in dozens of national and EU-funded projects in the areas of maritime and land transportation, logistics information handling and transportation safety and environment. She is a board member of ESL Shipping since 2012 and a chairman of the board of Finnish Logistics Forum which nominates the most distinguished persons and academic works in the area of logistics in Finland.

ROLF NEISE, Senior Consultant, HPMlog Project & Management Consultants GmbH

Member of the Jury

Dr Rolf Neise is currently working as a freelance consultant supporting multinational companies to optimize their supply chain management and logistics structures and as a lecturer at the International School of Management (ISM). He has just written a book for a well-known international publisher on integrating container logistics into the shippers’ supply chain. It is the first book on the market looking at container logistics from a shipper’s perspective.

Prior to that Rolf was working as the Global Head of Logistics Operations at BAT (British American Tobacco plc.), in charge of defining BAT’s Logistics Strategy in the End-to-End Supply Chain. He held a number of operational and strategic roles across the BAT group in Germany and in the UK and was an essential member of the first truly global organisational set up in BAT, the Global Leaf Pool.

​Mr Neise majored in economic engineering at the Technical University Berlin and wrote his doctoral thesis on transport logistics at the University of Stuttgart.

HENRI PAUKKU, Director, Co-operation and Funding, MacGregor

Member of the Jury

Henri Paukku is the Director for Cooperation & Funding at MacGregor R&D and Technology since 2016. Throughout his 19 years  of professional career, Henri Paukku has always worked within the shipping industry. Starting his career as Service Engineer at Auramarine Oy and later as project manager at Rolls-Royce. After joining MacGregor he has lead design and project management teams. Prior to his current position he was in charge of Product platform development and services development in MacGregor Cargo Handling Division.   

BLASCO MAJORANA, Line Manager, Finnlines Plc

Member of the Jury

Blasco Majorana with his 13 years experience in the shipping sector has developed competences in fleet management, liner service configuration and asset optimization. Nowadays he is managing a liner service between the Baltic see and the Bay of Biscay as well as sharing responsibilities for the main Customers portfolio. Previously he worked nine years at the Grimaldi Group in Naples-Itlay, of which Finnlines is a daughter company. During his experiences he has developed a wide know how in different transport areas such as forest product, machinery, automotive, container as well as car carriers and multipurpose roro vessels. Blasco´s background is in Business administration with a Certificate in Automobile logistic Management achieved at the ECG Academy.

JOANNA PAWLUCZUK, Managing Partner, 2Market Global, Singapore

Award Ceremony Reception Greetings

Joanna Pawluczuk is the Managing Partner of 2Market Global, a consultancy firm headquartered in Singapore, specializing in new technologies in supply chain, shipping and logistics. Prior to that she has spent 15 years in Senior and Executive roles at DHL and Toll Global Forwarding.  Currently she is a Lead Mentor at the German Accelerator South East Asia, Unilever's LEVEL3 as well as CRIB (a social enterprise empowering women to become successful entrepreneurs) and a founder of Women in Supply Chain Circle at Lean In Singapore - the nonprofit organization founded by Sheryl Sandberg.

With her in-depth knowledge of logistics, transportation and shipping industries, as well as customers and their needs and the vast global network, Joanna Pawluczuk adds tremendous value to start ups by helping them build products and solutions which are relevant, scalable and from the start have a solid customer base.

PEKKA MERONEN, Vice President, Finance, ICT and Development Port of Helsinki

Award Ceremony Reception Greetings

Pekka Meronen is experienced Finance/Administrative Director with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and maritime industry in both Private and Public sector. Skilled Business Developer in Real Estate as well as in Service sector. Strong professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Industrial Management and Engineering from Tampere University of Technology.

He has over 20 years experience on delevepment of logistics by utilizing digitalisation.

TIINA HAAPASALO, Chief Policy Adviser, Transport & Infrastructure Confederation of Finnish Industries EK

Award Ceremony Reception Greetings

Tiina Haapasalo works at the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK as a Chief Policy Adviser. She specializes on transport, logistics and infrastructure issues. She works intensively in dialogue with decision makers to represent the interest of Finnish business community. This covers transport related strategies, legislation, taxes and charges, infrastructure financing as well as energy and climate policies – both on the national level, as well as in the EU and international level.

KIELO VESIKKO, Head of Passenger Services, Line Manager HansaLink & Hanko–Rostock, Finnlines Plc

Award Ceremony Reception Greetings

JULIA SWALES, Head of Publishing, Kogan Page

Award Ceremony Reception Greetings

Julia Swales is Head of Publishing at Kogan Page, the leading independent global publisher of business books and content with over 1000 titles in print. Founded in 1967, their award-winning work offers books and digital solutions for professional practice and academic achievement. Their author experts come from the most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organizations and professional associations. They deliver high-level, accessible, professional content on Logistics, Transport, Operations, Supply Chain Management and Procurement and other key subject areas: Business and Management Skills, Careers & Employability, Human Resources and Learning and Development, Marketing and Communications, Digital and Technology, Thought Leadership, Accounting, Finance & Banking; Risk, Compliance & CSR.

STAFFAN HERLIN, Commercial Director, Member of the Executive Board, Finnlines Plc

Host of the Exclusive Company Excursion, Finnlines Star Class Vessel

Staffan Herlin has a long experience in shipping business. Since his Master’s (Econ) degree in 1983 he has been faithful to the leading Finnish shipping company, Finnlines Plc and has held several positions within customer service, operations, profit units, sales and marketing, since 1995 on management level. In the late eighties, he represented the company in one of it’s agencies in Lübeck for almost four years. On top of his daily duties within Finnlines, Mr. Herlin also holds different positions in several commercial and institutional boards and committees.

ESKO MUSTAMÄKI, CEO, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Host of the Exclusive Company Excursion, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Esko Mustamäki, MSc in Engineering and Shipbuilding, has worked as CEO for Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Since April 2011. The shipyard founded in 2010 is specialized in building icebreakers and other Arctic offshore and special vessels. He has also held several management level positions within the maritime sector.

Prior to joining Arctech Helsinki Shipyard 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.  



Case Moderator

Purnachand Valluru is a masters degree student currently pursuing Msc. in International Business and Entrepreneurship at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Prior to coming to finland, he finished his bachelors in BSc. Financial Management at the University of Essex, U.K. He also interned for various companies during his bachelors which are involved in finance, telecommunication and advertising. He was responsible for starting an e-commerce company with his partners which was an online platform which revolutionised the home-improvement and construction industry online. He later sold the company and moved to Finland to pursue his masters. He was also an active participant of Intelligence hunt since the beginning and now he is doing his master's thesis with Tallink Silja on improving the cargo check-in of their ships at various Baltic ports.

MANUEL KRONSEDER, Engineer, Valmet Technologies

Case Moderator

Manuel Kronseder is a former two-time Intelligence Hunt finalist, who shows that curiosity and enthusiasm don’t have to be limited to one kind of industry or field. He has worked for example in one of the biggest producers of premium cars but was also a consultant for a global leader of water management systems for the maritime industry. His studies brought him to Finland where he is now working as an Engineer at the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for paper and energy industries. Besides this knowledge he can offer 26 years of life experience and owns a M.Sc in automotive engineering from the Technische Universität Ilmenau in Germany.

ALI ABDELLAOUI, Student, University of Strathclyde, Member of the Winner Team, #IntelligenceHunt3

Member of the Jury: Team MacGregor Vikings

Ali Abdellaoui, holds a master degree in naval propulsion systems from the University of Sciences and Technologies of Oran, Algeria, 2 years experience as intern/apprentice engineer in ship repair company ERENAV, working in the engine department.

Msc Marine Engineering graduate from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow - UK, 2018. Strong interest in the maritime and shipbuilding industry. 

SAIFUL ISLAM, Student, Tampere University of Technology, Member of the Winner Team, #IntelligenceHunt3

Member of the Jury: Team MacGregor Vikings

Saiful Islam received his B.Sc. in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2008 from Khulna University, Bangladesh. His M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering has been obtained in 2014 from Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He was engaged in academic research sector for a short time span before coming to Finland. Currently, he is at the final stage of his second M.Sc. in Automation Engineering from the same university. He has a strong research interest in information systems and IoT application in shipping business.

MASINDE MASINDE, Åbo Akademi University, Member of the Winner Team, #IntelligenceHunt3

Member of the Jury: Team MacGregor Vikings

Masinde Masinde holds a bachelor degree in IT Engineering from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science, Finland. He is currently studying masters of Computer Engineering in Åbo Akademi University, Turku Finland. He is experienced in software engineering, embedded Linux, network management, virtualization, cloud computing, IoT and software management.

ROBERT TALLING, Åbo Akademi University, Member of the Winner Team, #IntelligenceHunt3

Member of the Jury: Team MacGregor Vikings

Robert Talling studies Computer Engineering at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. He is experienced in User-centred design, Systems Engineering and Machine Learning. His main interest is finding out how companies can benefit from automation and AI to   improve safety, quality of work and increase efficiency. Currently he is working in the field of Autonomous Ship design as a trainee with the focus on safety assessment of autonomous systems.

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