ULLA KEINO, CEO, SeaFocus
Co-Moderators HELI KOUKKULA-TEIXEIRA and FERDOUS ALAM PATWARY
10.10 MIKA LAURILEHTO, Chief Sales Officer, RAUMA MARINE CONSTRUCTIONS
10.15 Mentor POUL WOODALL
10.21 Talent team RAUMA DECARBONISERS
10.27 ULLA TAPANINEN, and KARI SILLANPÄÄ JURY questions and comments
10 35 PAMELA NELIMARKKA, Sales Operations Director, REIMA Oy
10.40 Mentor Dr. ROLF NEISE
10.46 Talent Team REIMAgining LOGISTICS
10.52 CRAIG EASON and SANDRA DILLON JURY questions and comments
11.00 DMITRY ROSTOPSHIN, Director, General Manager, Ship Traffic Safety & Port Operations Solutions, WÄRTSILÄ VOYAGE
11.05 Mentor ESKO MUSTAMÄKI
11.11 Talent Team WÄRTSILÄ CARDIANS
11.17 XAVIER DE MEULDER and ULLA TAPANINEN JURY questions and comments
11.25 JANI LINDROOS, Development Manager, PORT OF HELSINKI
11.30 Mentor FRANK KHO
11.36 Talent Team LONEGATE
11.42 KARI SILLANPÄÄ and SANDRA DILLON JURY questions and comments
11.50 LAURA KEINO, Financial Specialist and ESSI NURKKALA, Financial Assistant, C & C PORT AGENCY FINLAND
11.55 Mentor MIKAEL SIMELIUS
12.01 Talent Team THE DIGITAL WAVE
12.07 XAVIER DE MEULDER and CRAIG EASON JURY questions and comments
13.07 AKI MARJASVAARA, Transport Manager, FINNPILOT PILOTAGE
13.12 Mentor MARKKU MYLLY
13.18 Talent Team GREENFIN
13.24 KARI SILLANPÄÄ and XAVIER DE MEULDER JURY questions and comments
13.32 ANTONIO RAIMO, Line Manager NordöLink, Finnlink and Russia, FINNLINES
13.37 Mentor HANNU LUMME
13.43 Talent Team FINLINK
13.49 SANDRA DILLON and CRAIG EASON JURY questions and comments
MIKA LAURILEHTO, M.Sc. Naval Architecture, has been working for 30 years in the international marine industry. During those years he has held several managerial positions in various areas of shipbuilding in different companies in Finland and Germany. He started at RMC one year ago and is responsible for the sales and concept development activities focusing heavily on providing novel solutions combining high performance with low environmental impact for ship owners and operators.
POUL WOODALL is the Mentor of the Rauma Marine Constructions case. Woodall has more than 40 years experience in the maritime world with a particular interest in climate and environmental issues. He now has his own consulting company, but he has worked for Denmark’s two largest shipping organisations, Maersk and DFD, for over 45 years combined. Educated as a Maersk management trainee, he has spent 17 years working abroad in Asia, Middle East and Europe. More recently he has been active on the shipping climate and environmental agenda working with, and for, a number of organisations like Danish Shipping, UK Chamber of Shipping and Interferry.
AHMED HASSAN (EG), Team Leader, Aalto University, Finland, XIAOHAN GU (CN), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, MARIIA KHRAPYTSKA (UA), Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraina, ANKITA NAYAK (IN), Aalto University, Finland and NSEOBONG UMOH (NG), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Team Mentor is POUL WOODALL (DK).
PAMELA NELIMARKKA M.Sc. (Leadership and Sustainability) has a long history working in the fast-moving consumer goods industry and she has over the years gained vast operational experience by working in various senior planning and sales operations roles. She had long experience in Fazer where she held the role of Head of Sales & Operations Planning and Logistics. She is now working at Reima, focusing on the European sales operations’ functions for all channels (Wholesale, Retail, E-commerce) including customer support, logistics, planning and business IT.
Dr ROLF NEISE is the Mentor of the REIMA Case. Currently Dr. Neise works as a freelance consultant at HPMLOG Project & Management Consultants GmbH supporting multinational companies to optimise 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.
NIKOLAI ANDRIAKOV (RU), Team Leader, Aalto University, Finland, DIANA D´ANELLO (CO), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, SHANEKA PEAT (JM), University of the West Indies, Jamaica, SEMEN SVIRIDENKO (RU), Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland and KHUE TRAN (VN), Aalto University, Finland.
Team Mentor is ROLF NEISE (DE).
DMITRY ROSTOPSHIN, Director, General Manager, Ship Traffic Safety & Port Operations Solutions in Wärtsilä Voyage
Dmitry Rostopshin has been working in Transas since 2000. He started his career from testing engineer in development department, worked several years as project installation engineer and get back to research and development as product manager. He was involved in many vessel traffic service as well as coastal and offshore surveillance projects around the world. Currently he is General Manager of Ship Traffic Safety & Port Operations Solutions in Wärtsilä Voyage responsible for all VTS and coastal surveillance product lines. He is also VTS Instructor in Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping Training Center. Dmitry graduated Saint-Petersburg State University as astronomer and mathematician. He also studied in Blackpool and The Fylde Nautical College as VTS Operator.
ESKO MUSTAMÄKI is the Mentor of the Wärtsilä case. Mustamäki has a long and wide experience in shipbuilding and maritime industry. He worked as a Managing Director for Arctech Helsinki Shipyard 4/2011 - 12/2018. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard was founded in 2010 specialized in building icebreakers and other Arctic offshore and special vessels. Today he is the Member of the Board of Directors of the Helsinki Shipyard. 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.
ANASTASIIA POPRAVKO (UA), Team Leader, Vilnius University; Lithuania, LALI NGUYEN (VN), Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland and GYTIS SCIPOKAS (LT), Klaipeda University, Lithuania.
Team Mentor is ESKO MUSTAMÄKI (FI).
JANI LINDROOS, Logistics engineer (B.Eng.) started as a Development Manager of the Port of Helsinki Ltd cargo traffic unit in September 2020. Previously, Jani Lindroos worked as a consultant at Maya Consulting Oy. Before that he worked for the Borealis group in the petrochemical industry for a long time. At the port, Lindroos is in charge of the planning and advancing of cargo traffic unit development projects. His role also includes financial and operational planning for the unit.
FRANK KHO is the Mentor of the Port of Helsinki case. Kho is, an independent advisor active in the container logistic and terminal industry since 2018. He has more than 30 years’ experience in this industry across the globe. His career includes 20+ year in several senior management positions in Asia and Europe with PSA and HPH, 2 of the leading global terminal operators. Recently he has been appointed as the CEO of the new TIC 4.0 Association (Terminal Industry Committee 4.0), supported by FEPORT and PEMA, developing standards for the terminal industry.
ASHITOSH PALKAR (IN), Team Leader, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, LUCAS OPOKA (PL), Aalto University, Finland, MARI SIILIVASK (EE), TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy, Estonia, ELIZABETH SOZINOVA (UA), Odessa National Maritime University, Ukraina and JOHANN YOUNG (USA/FI), Aalto University, Finland. Team Mentor is FRANK KHO (HK).
LAURA KEINO works as a Financial Specialist at C&C Port Agency Finland. She has been working for the company for four years in addition to studies, first as a Financial Assistant and later on as a Financial Specialist. Laura is currently finalising her master´s thesis and thus graduating in December with a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Oulu University Business School.ESSI NURKKALA is the financial assistant at C&C Port Agency Finland. She has been working earlier in the maritime industry as a supervisor in check-in and sales and currently specialising in invoicing and AP.
MIKAEL SIMELIUS is the Mentor of the C & C Port Agency Finland case. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in branding, marketing and, sales, spanning from running businesses to leading global organisations. Currently, he focuses on helping and supporting start-ups, small and, medium-sized companies in functions like general management, marketing, branding, positioning and, sales, as well as board positions. Simelius works, mainly through his own company Light Vision Ltd. Prior to starting his own business, his working experience included Wärtsilä Oyj, Stora Enso Oyj, Satama Interactive Oyj and AGO Ab.
BOUBAKER BOURJA (MA), Team Leader, SDU University/ Ibn Zohr University, Morocco, YEVA BARSEHIAN, (UA), Odessa National Maritime University, Ukraine, ARLENE MORENO (PA), Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, Germany, LE TRAN BICH NGOC (VN), Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland and THEOPHILUS OYAMA (NG), Hochschule Bremen, Germany.
Team Mentor is MIKAEL SIMELIUS (FI).
AKI MARJASVAARA, Master of Engineering (Industrial Management), Master Mariner is the Transport Director at Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd. He is also a Member of the Executive Committee since 2014. Before joining the Finnpilot in 2014 Marjasvaara worked at the Port of Loviisa as a Harbour Master 2008–2014 and at the Port of HaminaKotka Ltd as a Safety Inspector 2004–2005.
MARKKU MYLLY is the Mentor of the Finnpilot Pilotage case. 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. He was the Executive Director of European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal 2012-2018. Mr Mylly has collaborated a lot on the international level since he joined FMA and he was responsible for many EU Twinning projects during years 2002 – 2010 in Estonia, Croatia and Bulgaria.
MAKSIM SUMIN (RU), Team Leader, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland JONATHAN CHIBUZO (NG), Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, ANASTASIIA GRISHKINA (RU), University of Vaasa, Finland, KAJAL HAMEDI (FI), Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland, SURESH PANDEY (NP), SAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland, OLGA POZOLOTINA (EE), Taltech Estonian Maritime Academy, Estonia, and DANIIL VASSILYEV (RU), Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
Team Mentor is MARKKU MYLLY (FI).
MERJA KALLIO-MANNILA is the Deputy Head of Group Sales, Marketing & Customer Service at Finnlines.
HANNU LUMME is a consultant and expert in sales within the Russian and Eastern European markets. His special areas are maritime & land transports, intermodal logistics chains between Germany, other European countries, and Russia. Mr Lumme has worked since 1980 in the maritime and land transport sectors: in management positions at Rajahuolinta, as Head of international cargo department at VR (Finnish State Railways) and as Senior Manager for Russian market and Railship, railway ferry services at Finncarriers, later Finnlines, since 1995. Since 2002 he worked at Finnlines Group as Head of Marketing & Sales Russia, and Owner´s commercial representative in Russia for Russian & EAEU market area. He retired from Finnlines 2021.
JOHAN SALIM (FI), Team Leader, Aalto University, Finland, MATEJA GASPAROVIC (HR), University of Southern Denmark, FEYZA NUR KOCER (TR), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland and YASMINE NUORIVAARA (FI), Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
Team Mentor is HANNU LUMME (FI).
ULLA TAPANINEN, Associate Professor Maritime Transport, Adjunct Professor PhD, has over 25 years’ experience in logistics and maritime transport research and development work. She received her PhD in 1997 in logistics modelling. She has worked for ten years as a development manager and environmental manager in a large Finnish roro-shipping company Finnlines Plc. Between 2006 – 2012 she worked as a professor of maritime logistics in the University of Turku specialising in maritime and port operations and their IT; and maritime safety. Thereafter she served as Senior Specialist and Head of Unit for City of Helsinki in port and cross-border transport development projects. She started as Associate Professor of Maritime Transport in Estonian Maritime Academy in Tallinn University of Technology in 2021, focusing on sustainable shipping.
SANDRA DILLON is Vice President, Talent Development at Kemira. As part of Kemira's senior HR leadership team, she works in close collaboration with the management board to make sure their approach to talent will help the company achieve it purpose, strategy and desired culture. Her responsibilities include leadership development, succession planning, talent acquisition, future competences and continuous employee listening and feedback models. Her over 20 years of multi-sector experience and international career has spanned Ireland, UK, South Pacific Islands and now Finland. She recently won the 2021 HRO Today's Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year (Mid Market) Award for her outstanding work in employer brand, recruitment, learning and employee engagement.
CRAIG EASON is a business journalist, editor, photographer, event moderator and public speaker. He has been reporting on and discussing the transformation of the shipping industry for a number of years. He has been covering the regulatory framework, technological developments and social and environmental impact of shipping for 15 years. Craig is editorial director of Fathom World, a leading provider of news and information relating to the changes in the maritime sector. He is one of the leading and highly respected journalists in the global maritime industries and has achieved exceptional engagement with his breadth and depth of understanding with a particular focus on the operational, technical, human element, and regulatory trends that are driving change.
Formerly Deputy Editor of Lloyd’s List, Craig started his career at sea serving as a navigation officer for 10 years, working on a range of vessel types, though mostly oil tankers and gas carriers.
XAVIER DE MEULDER is a Senior Site Manager – Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S. He has over 25 years of extensive experience in marine and offshore operations worldwide. His careers spans a wide range of projects and operations in different maritime sectors such as heavy lift shipping, oil & gas as well as the renewable offshore energy sector. Presently Xavier De Meulder is assigned to the Asia-Pacific Region, for the construction and installation of wind turbines on offshore wind farms in Taiwan.
A Master Mariner by trade, De Meulder holds a diploma in Nautical Sciences as well an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Turku.
KARI SILLANPÄÄ is an experienced maritime business professional with a comprehensive career in technology and business development, research cooperation, and management. He has worked with most of the major cruise and ferry companies developing ship concepts and operation into more attractive and sustainable direction. Cooperation with hundreds of technology suppliers, service providers, design offices, and universities has played an important role in his work, and this collaboration has in many ways improved the competitiveness, pioneering or environmental friendliness of the various parties.
Kari works currently as a director of maritime and technology industry branches at the Turku Science Park Ltd. Turku Science Park is a non-profit regional business development company for the Turku and neighbouring cities, including business, education, research collaboration, networking, and internationalisation development.