SeaFocus Management Restructuring


SeaFocus strengthens its organization by nominating Ms Saana Rantanen as a Business Development Manager.


Saana Rantanen is a future orientated person and enjoys creating something new by thinking transcend boundaries of traditional sectors and disciplines. She is currently finishing her studies and soon graduating from the University of Turku from the faculty of Social Sciences. She has been a Finalist at the Intelligence Hunt competition twice and worked as a SeaFocus Trainee responsible for Sustainable Strategies and Projects.


“I am looking forward in developing Intelligence Hunt student and case company competition further and to pursue my ideas into action in order to make maritime industry more sustainable, efficient, collaborative and wisely digitalized by bringing the young talents and essential stakeholders together from all around the globe. My background is in construction industry and in B&B sales. Furthermore I have been working as an intern at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, department of Development Policy.”

Saana’s work will be largely related to strengthening the existing customer relationships, securing the service quality of all client groups and mentoring the trainees. She will also take an active role in sales, marketing and project management in the upcoming Intelligence Hunt 6 project.


Heli Koukkula-Teixeira continues as a Chief Operating Officer of SeaFocus. Saana Rantanen will be reporting to Heli Koukkula-Teixeira. Ulla Keino has made a withdrawal from the role of a Managing Director 4.7.2019 to give space for the future generations and talents. She continues in the company as an active owner and will  also support both the management and the students as a Mentor.


“Saana Rantanen has shown remarkable management and organizational  skills and commitment as a trainee. She shares our strong vision of accelerating the speed of development of the maritime industry by sharing ideas and best practices and working with important generic matters together with different stakeholder,.” says Ulla Keino.

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