On 6 March 2018 the Finnish Business Council Singapore held its Annual General Meeting, where its new FBC Board was elected as follows:
- Chairman Mr Janne Lautanala (Wärtsilä)
- Deputy Chairman Ms Riikka Loisamo (Yuen Law)
- Treasurer Ms Kirsi Heikkilä-Zenone (AaltoEE)
- Secretary Mr Waltter Kulvik (Individual member)
- Member Ms Anna Ratala (PineCone A.R.)
- Member Mr Jaakko Krankkala (KONE)
- Member Mr John Fong (S P Jain School)
- Member Ms Leena Ollitervo (Nokia)
- Member Mr Corrado Lillelund Forcellati (Nordea)
JANNE LAUTANALA, CHAIRMAN
Janne Lautanala is an accomplished digital business leader with more than 20 years of professional experience. Throughout his career, Janne has successfully established and grown businesses, delivered projects and established operational capabilities in Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions.
ASK ME ABOUT: Innovation, digital business, consulting, professional services in Singapore
RIIKKA LOISAMO, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
Riikka Loisamo (M.Sc. Economics Aalto University and LL.M. National University of Singapore)
Having worked with companies like Nordea, Slush and Yuen Law, Riikka has experience in international banking, funding of startup companies and setting up operations in Singapore. She has been living in Singapore for the past seven years and is a Singapore PR.
ASK ME ABOUT: Setting up a company in Singapore (incorporation, employment and compliance matters), Southeast Asian startup ecosystem
KIRSI HEIKKILÄ-ZENONE, TREASURER
Kirsi is the Financial Controller for Aalto University Executive Education’s Asia Pacific operations and based in Singapore since 2015. Not new to Asia, she has lived in the region (Philippines, South Korea, India) all in all for nearly a decade.
ASK ME ABOUT: Executive education, finance and accounting, professional services, setting up a company
WALTTER KULVIK, SECRETARY
ANNA RATALA, MEMBER
”I’m a driven entrepreneur and tech enthusiast, currently leading one of the region’s biggest tech startup events, Slush Singapore. In the 7 years living in Singapore I have worked in technology and sales, done my Executive MBA and created networks across Southeast Asia. Besides tech and startups, I love traveling, sports and meeting new people. I’m excited to continue on the board of Finnish Business Council for the third year and serve our members even better!”
ASK ME ABOUT: tech and startups
CORRADO LILLELUND FORCELLATI, MEMBER
Highly self-motivated and adaptable person used to work in very diverse and challenging environments and constellations, thereby gaining a brought international banking experience, with strong focus on general management, compliance, business and product development.
For more than 11 years based in Asia – Shanghai and Singapore – being responsible for Nordea’s wholesale banking activities in Mainland in China up to 2014 and Singapore/South East Asia since then.
ASK ME ABOUT: financing solutions in Asia, regulatory matters and Asia perspectives from a banker.
LEENA OLLITERVO, MEMBER
DR JOHN FONG, MEMBER
Dr John Fong is the CEO of S P Jain School of Global Management in Singapore which has its Global MBA program ranked by Forbes to be amongst the Top 20 in the world. His experience is diverse, having lived and worked in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the USA, where he has specialised in a variety of fields such as hospitality & tourism, business development, international relations and education. He is the immediate Past President of the European Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE) and an elected Board Director of The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and a Board member of the Finnish Business Council in Singapore.
ASK ME ABOUT: education, hospitality and tourism, international relations, law enforcement
JAAKKO KRANKKALA, MEMBER
Jaakko Krankkala is Modernization Director in KONE Singapore with 8 years’ experience in the business. He has a strong background in engineering, product development, change management and people leadership. He has been living in Singapore close to 3 years.
ASK ME ABOUT: Customer focused solutions, product development and people management in Singapore.