Advisory Board - Commercial Shipping

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.



  • MSc.Econ., 2005 Åbo Akademi

  • Master Mariner, Seafaring, 2001, Sydväst Maritime



Finnish, Swedish, English,



  • Finnlines Plc, Head of Purchasing 2010-

  • Finstaship, HR Director 2008-2010

  • Tallink-SIlja 2001-2008, various management positions


Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of Ro-Ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd and is a part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world’s largest operators of Ro-Ro vessels and the largest operator of the Motorways of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight.


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