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. 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 Owner of SeaFocus. She is highly motivated to encourage young people and the business professionals to further studies.
Phone: +358 44 975 9514
HELI KOUKKULA-TEIXEIRA has a wide experience in international project co-ordination, event management and organising international events, seminars and conferences from the idea to the implementation and co-operation with corporate and institutional bodies and communications. Furthermore, she is specialised in marketing and communication. She is one of the founders of the SeaFocus, and currently acts as a Chief Marketing Officer.
Phone: +358 50 5903182
MARKKU MYLLY has been working on maritime and shipping sector for 50 years in Finland and abroad. He has a vast and comprehensive experience of the shipping and maritime sector on both, public and commercial sides. He has been involved in developing national and international VTS-systems, icebreaking fleet and operations, maritime safety, maritime security, and environmental protection related topics and international collaboration. He also has gained experience in maritime and shipping regulatory framework in relation to safety, security, environmental protection and maritime emissions.
Markku's special interest is also on the off-shore windpower solutions.
Phone: +358 400 568 792
ESKO MUSTAMÄKI has over 30 years extensive experience in shipping and shipbuilding industries in Finland. He is today a Member of the Board of Directors at Helsinki Shipyard. His previous experience includes executive positions in a leading Finnish RoRo/RoPax operator, an Icebreaker/offshore vessel operator, and a leading Finnish shipyard. During his career, he has worked on several restructuring and business development projects. In 1984, Mustamäki graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology with a Master's degree in Engineering (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering).
Phone: +358 50 411 5323
FRANK KHO has more than 30 years’ experience in container logistics and terminal 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. Mr Kho has an excellent track record in managing and leading several container terminals across the globe, including HIT in Hongkong and PSA Antwerp.
Phone: +31.6 5135 0234
Dr ROLF NEISE has a long career in SCM, both in senior line management in some global FMCG companies in different countries around the world as well as in various consultancies. Amongst others, he was working as the Global Head of Logistics Operations at BAT (British American Tobacco plc), in charge of defining and implementing BAT’s logistics strategy in the e2e supply chain. Currently he is Member of the Intelligence Hunt Team, where he drives the international Supply Chain focus forward. As a Senior Advisor he also supports multinational companies to optimize their SCM and logistics structures, and gives lectures at the International School of Management (ISM).
Phone: +49 172 434 0761
POUL WOODALL has more than 45 years experience in the maritime world with a passion for climate and environmental issues. Educated as a Maersk management trainee, he has spent 17 years working aboard 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 interests organizations including Danish Shipping, UK Chamber of Shipping and Interferry. On the marine policy front, Mr. Woodall has represented shipping interests at IMO and EU, latter through the ESSF network for a number of years.
Phone: +45 51 356 722
HANNU LUMME has worked since 1980 in shipping and logistics. In forwarding companies´ management with an emphasis to Eastern Europe, Soviet Union, and China. His special areas are maritime & land transports, intermodal logistics chains between Germany, Finland, and Baltic Sea area. Lumme worked as a Head of the international Cargo Department at VR (Finnish State Railways) and since 1995 as a Head of Railship services, railway ferry system at Finnlines Plc. Since 2002 he worked at Finnlines Plc as a Head of Marketing & Sales Russia, and Owner´s commercial representative in Russia. He retired from Finnlines in 2021.
Phone: +358 50 565 5550
ANNE ENGEL has been a Strategic Expert in Digital and Product services for over 25 years, by leading and collaborating with 15 different nationalities and cross-functional project teams. As a Finnish local Strategic Business Advisor and Export Manager in Germany, she has created strategies to transform innovative digital product and service concepts into concrete, market-ready commercial solutions in various industries such as Port and Logistics, Ship Design and Engineering, Mobile technology and Automotive, reflecting her versatility and expertise.
Phone +49 171 830 7174 (DE) and +358 44 377 3399 (FI)
LENA NELIMARKKA has 15+ years' experience in various positions in Product Marketing, Business Operations and E-Commerce. She has a strong E2E business process and product marketing management experience of consumer and professional products in the Technology industry. The most recent experience is full responsibility of new products launch to the market including budget, planning of demand & inventory, identifying efficient route to market, pricing and developing product marketing strategies and tactics for various sales channels in a highly evolving market. She has an extensive experience in International and Domestic Logistics, specializing mostly in Demand Planning and Outbound, contributed to Product Marketing success.
NICLAS SELIGSON has been maritime professional for 30 years. The last 15 years as a Captain on Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax vessels he has gained high level of safety awareness, strong leadership qualities and management skills. In addition to this responsible work, he has accumulated experience in different shore-based projects as member of Enterprise Resource Planning, Project Management in Research and Development studies and member of vessel newbuilding projects. Niclas has the latest knowledge from daily vessel and port operations that strengthens our group of experts and advisors. Niclas considers that it is important to bring young future talents, new insights and innovations to the maritime sector.
JULIA SWALES has brought her experience to a variety of market intelligence, research, analytics and content development roles for the global logistics and supply chain industry. Previously she was Head of Publishing at a leading international business book publisher in London, commissioning books for academic and professional markets. In addition, Julia is Advisory Board Manager for a not-for-profit, supply chain knowledge resource for governments, non-governmental organizations and business. She is also Co-Founder and Publishing Director of an independent book publishing company, where she publishes books with a focus on supply chain and renewable energy.
Phone: +44 7950537365
MIKAEL SIMELIUS 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. Prior to this his working experience included Wärtsilä Oyj Abp, where he held several managerial positions, Stora Enso Oyj, Satama Interactive Oyj and AGO Ab.
THOMAS DEWOLF is a dedicated international business development executive with over 39 years of leadership in government and the private sector. Focused interests and experience include professional business development, senior executive business planning, commercial management (specializing in defence trade with foreign governments), budgets and administration. His focus areas are organizational leadership and mentoring, developing key strategic and tactical relationships to increase commercial activity, supporting collaborative team activities to meet clear and measurable objectives and project management to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery.
SILVIA SERAFINI has studied Marketing and Communication at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. She has 6+ years of experience in sales, marketing and communications.
She has lived in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Switzerland. She has worked for several companies, from startups, such as Pro Freestyle, to multinationals, such as Adyen. Currently, she works as a Marketing Expert for SeaFocus.
ANKIT GROVER, MSc. in supply chain management and comes with extensive experience in setting up distribution network, logistics service provider and last mile delivery for the Alcoholic beverage industry. He also brings technology consulting experience and problem-solving and business analytics skills. He has extensive business experience in Beer/Spirits & Wine industry as S&OP director for a channel partner and set up distribution networks across multiple locations, 3PL, new brand launches, inventory management, customer relationship management and warehouse operations for various global companies like Heineken, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Beam Suntory etc. He has logistics PnL experience and excellent stakeholder management skills.