Executive committee

Finnpilot’s Executive Committee from left to right: Timo Siren, Unit Director, Economy, Sanna Sonninen, Unit Director, Pilotage, Kari Kosonen, CEO, Kati Virtanen, Unit Director, Personnel and Legal Affairs, and Aki Marjasvaara, Unit Director, Transportation.

KARI KOSONEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
b. 1965, M.Sc. (Technology), Master Mariner

  • Executive Committee member since 2010
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, CEO 2017–
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Pilotage Director 2011–2017
  • Finnish State Pilotage Enterprise Finnpilot, Pilotage Director 2010
  • Finnish Maritime Administration, Manager of VTS Centre, Senior Inspector, Division Manager, Deputy Director 1996–2010
  • Various duties at sea (primarily deck officers) 1987–1996
  • Ice Advisors Ltd, CEO 2014–2017
  • Ice Advisors Ltd, Chairman of the Board 2017–

AKI MARJASVAARA, UNIT DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION
b. 1978, Master of Engineering (Industrial Management), Master Mariner

  • Executive Committee member since 2014
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Unit Director, Transportation 2014–
  • Port of Loviisa, Harbour Master 2008–2014
  • Port of HaminaKotka Ltd, Safety Inspector 2004–2005
  • Third, Second and First mate at sea 2003 and 2005–2007

TIMO SIREN, UNIT DIRECTOR, ECONOMY
b. 1966 M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration)

  • Executive Committee member since 2012
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Unit Director, Economy 2011–
  • Finnish State Pilotage Enterprise Finnpilot, Business Controller 2010
  • Tyco Electronics Finland Ltd, Nordic Finance Manager 1996–2010
  • Haka Autorent Ltd, Head of Administration 1993–1994
  • Ice Advisors Ltd, Board member

SANNA SONNINEN, UNIT DIRECTOR, PILOTAGE
b. 1970, M.Sc. (Technology), Master Mariner

  • Executive Committee member since 2017
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Unit Director, Pilotage 2017–
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), Head of Department, Director 2010–2017
  • Finnish Maritime Administration, Director, Development Manager, Senior Officer 2007–2009
  • VTT, Research Scientist 2001–2007
  • VTS Centre, Operator 2001
  • Neste Shipping, Finnlines, different duties at sea (primarily deck officers) 1990–2000
  • Ice Advisors Ltd, CEO 2017–

KATI VIRTANEN, UNIT DIRECTOR, PERSONNEL AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
b. 1967, LL.M. trained on the bench, LL.Lic

  • Executive Committee member since 2012
  • Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Unit Director, Personnel and Legal Affairs 2016–, Personnel Director 2012–2015
  • Association of Finnish Lawyers, Lawyer, Negotiation Manager 2003–2012
  • Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK, Ombudsman 2000–2003
  • Trade union KTV (merged into the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL), Lawyer 1998–2000
  • District Court of Lappeenranta, Notary 1997