Mr. Rantanen is a consultant at Indufor Oy, based in Finland.  He has extensive experience in international wood products industry with a strong background in forestry. He has worked in demanding sales roles in wood products, plywood and softwood lumber industry throughout his career and has wide international knowledge of primary and secondary wood products in Europe and Asia, especially in Japanese markets when he was an export sales manager at UPM-Kymmene.  Most recently he has been involved in the wood procurement operations.  He is fluent in Finnish and English.  Jaakko Rantanen holds a master’s degree in forest economics (M.Sc. For.) from the University of Helsinki.