Speakers of the #IntelligenceHunt, November 14th, 2017

Ms ULLA KEINO, Managing Director, Chairman of the Board, SeaFocus

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 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 Managing Director and Chairman of the Board 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.

Mr REIJO KROOK, Vice President Internal Audit and Quality Systems, Finnlines Plc.

Has acted in different kind of development jobs in ship building and shipping business since 1980’s. The career began at Helsinki shipyard at mid 80’s as naval architect and designer of ship deck machinery. Thereafter, shifting to shipping company,  work at Finnlines and it’s predecessor companies has included different kind of shipping related development work from logistics consultation to strategic corporate planning and development of operative processes as well as governance of the management procedures.

Mr ESKO MUSTAMÄKI, CEO, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

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 Mr 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.

Mr ANDREAS SLOTTE, Traffic Manager, Port of Helsinki​

He is a Captain & MBA student, 37 year old father of two. Mr Slotte works as a Traffic Manager at the Port of Helsinki. Operational responsibility of Finland’s largest cargo harbor, Vuosaari. Professional interests include fuel efficiency, digitalization, smart logistics, platform economy, big data, circular economy and countless other topics.


Studied Industrial Management and Engineering at Luleå Technical University, French at Université de Savoi, Italian at Università di Firenze and Systems Engineering at Stockholm University. He has founded and been CEO at Retain 24, Taxisystem and Vendemore. He was also the CIO of the fashion group Retail and Brands. Board member of 6 startups. Politician. At Climeon Christopher is an investor and is responsible for Marketing and Sales.

Mr PER WESTLING, Managing Director, Stena RoRo - Inspiring Speaker

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.

Mr POUL WOODALL, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S - Inspiring Speaker

Has over 40 years of experience within the maritime and transport industry. The first 36 years were spent with A.P.Moller-Maersk in various positions, mainly within the container and Ro/Ro segments. His career includes 17 years overseas experience with postings in Asia, The Middle East and Europe.​

Since 2010, Mr Woodall has been with DFDS A/S in Copenhagen and in June 2013 he was appointed Director for Environment and Sustainability for the DFDS Group. Mr Woodall has a degree from Copenhagen Business School supplemented with management education at Insead and Stanford University. He is in the steering committees of the Trident Alliance and Green Ship of the Future and on the advisory board of IMPA-act. Marine environment policy work is conducted through his affiliation with Interferry and various ESSF working groups in Brussels.

​​Ms LAURA HASKO, Development and Quality Manager, Steveco Oy

Has graduated as a Master of Science in Environmental Technology from Lappeenranta University of Technology. She has work with logistics for about 15 years in different roles. She has constructed an Integrated Management system for Steveco, with quality, environment and safety aspects. Ms Hasko has worked as a Project Manager for South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences in project aiming to improve safety management in the Finnish Ports. She has worked for Steveco for 11 years, most of that time in Human Resources. Ms Hasko has worked as a Development and Quality Manager for a year and a half now and she is very excited and ambitious about her current challenges. Looking forward to saving the seven seas with SeaFocus.

Mr MAGNUS BERGENLID, Manager Commercial Operation, Stena AB

Master Mariner & DPO with on board-experience from various vessels. Has been working at Stena for 7 years whereof the past 3 as Manager Commercial Operation. Bringing the combination of practical operational business experience, passion for technology in general and digital in particular, into Stena Digital Transformation Lab – A central initiative for Stena’s transformative work.

Ms SOFIA FÜRSTENBERG, Business Development & Disruptive Sustainability Manager, Nor-Shipping - Inspiring Speaker

Has been with the maritime industry since 2006, and after 5 years with DNV-GL, developing decision support for greener investments in the shipping industry, and another 5 as a maritime technology innovation manager with A.P. Moeller-Maersk, she is now responsible for Nor-Shipping's future-focused initiative "Disruptive Sustainability". Through industry insight, technology knowledge and a passion for innovation, sustainability and industry collaboration, Sofia is on track to make a positive difference to the maritime industry and beyond.

Ms MARINA HASSELBLATT, Sales Manager, Cargo Services, Tallink Silja​

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.

Mr JUKKA ETELÄVUORI, Continuity Manager, National Emergency Supply Agency of Finland​

Ms NIINA ILVESKIVI-TUOMALA, Marketing and Business Development Director, Varova Oy 

Has over 15 years of experience in international logistics in various positions in operations, sales and strategic business development. 

She has a proven track record in generating new business and helping importers and exporters to enhance their logistics and supply chain operations.

Her special interest is in customer experience enhancement and value creation in international supply chain.

Mr SAMI LEINONEN, Managing Director, Mondi Örebro AB 

He has 15+ years of experience in international manufacturing industry and a proven track record of innovation and change management. Previously Sami 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.

Mr PHILLIP TIPPING, Director, Customer Innovation, MacGregor RoRo Division, MacGregor Sweden AB

Came from a challenging family background where his own brothers labelled him as “most likely to be cleaning toilets for a living”. Fortunately a 10 year career in the army as an electrical mechanical engineer demonstrated his family’s poor judgement. After leaving the army, he moved to Sweden and, from humble beginnings, he demonstrated to subsequent employers that there was no new skill that he could not pick up through focus, diligence and an organised methodology.
Mr Tipping has now been with MacGregor, a company that tackles significant challenges in the marine and shipping industry, for 13 years. He has also demonstrated a talent for recognising similarly gifted individuals and bringing them into his team and they have all benefitted from the innate development and motivation which comes from working in the proactive, collaborative and positive environment he demands within his team.

Through roles as Control Systems manager, Business development in China, and Director - Customer Innovation, Mr Tipping has developed a skill-set which has proven to meet and overcome many of the challenges provided by the industry, but, more importantly, recognising the significant opportunities which these challenges present and has been a key influence in helping MacGregor to adapt to changing needs within the industry.​​

Mr FRANK KHO, Global Head, Market Intelligence, Strategy and Development, Kalmar, the Netherlands - Key note

As member of the Kalmar Leadership Team, is 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.



















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