Tag: Finland


Mikko Jaaskelainen, Finland

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Mikko is a Manager in Sales and Sourcing at Yara, sourcing pyrite, sulphur and sulfuric acid to Yara Upstream plants in Finland, France, and Netherlands.  He previously worked at Dynea Oy and Indufor Oy. During his Fellowship in 2001-2002 Mikko conducted a study on the forest industry’s reaction to environmental protection laws in the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s.


Anne Rahikainnen, Finland

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Anne was one of WFI’s earliest Fellows in 1993.  After her fellowship she worked many years as a consultant for the Poyry Group,  an engineering and consulting firm serving customers in the energy and environment sectors, advising  energy companies  on renewable energy investments across North America. She also held a sales and outreach role at Green Mountain Energy, one of the largest wind energy project developers and energy marketers in the USA, educating consumers about clean choices and home energy saving strategies. Anne is a BPI Certified Energy Auditor and Business Energy Professional.  She studied Business at Cornell University and has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Jaakko Rantanen, Finland

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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.

Sari Sahlberg, Finland

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Sari currently works at the Finnish Standards Association SFS as a technical advisor. Her main field is environmental management.  Prior to SFS, Sari was a lead auditor of sustainable forest management and chain-of-custody of forest products at Inspecta.  Sari was one of WFI’s first Fellows, in 1992-1993.


Jussi Silventoinen, Finland

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Jussi was a fellow at WFI in 1995-96. He served 10 years at The Beck Group as a Senior Consultant in Portland. In 2007, he returned to Finland to take up a new position at Indufor Oy, a forest consulting company. He is now Head of Management Consulting and Senior Forest Industry Consultant.