On the 18th of March 2019 the Finnish Business Council Singapore held its Annual General Meeting, where its new FBC Board was elected as follows:
- Chairman Ms Tiina Haikola (Aalto EE)
- Deputy Chairman Mr Alpesh Shah (Neste Engineering Solutions)
- Treasurer Ms Niina Tippin (Expat Insurance)
- Secretary Mr Jaakko Krankkala (KONE)
- Member Mr Jani Valtonen (Nordea)
- Member Ms Heidi Mäkinen (Wärtsilä)
- Member Mr Tero Juotasniemi (Handelsbanken)
- Member Ms Leena Ollitervo (Nokia)
- Member Ms Anissa Margono (PRE:MIND)
TIINA HAIKOLA, CHAIRMAN
ALPESH SHAH, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
Alpesh has experience working across various MNC with primary responsibilities in Asian market in areas of Business Development, Sales & Marketing, New Market/Geography penetration & General Management area. Have over 25 years of working experience in industries like Semiconductors, Solar, Industrial gases, Pharma and Engineering. Based out of Singapore and have also worked and lived in Japan and India on assignments.
ASK ME ABOUT: Would like to continue exploring options on excursions of new companies. I would also like to extend my local & India knowledge for companies who want to do business in Singapore and/or India. Would also like to take some responsibilities on major events we plan during the year on as need basis
NIINA TIPPIN, MEMBER
Niina Tippin has 13 years of experience in relationship management in financial services, mainly in Luxembourg, helping clients with portable insurance-based wealth planning solutions. Past 20 years Niina has lived, studied and worked in the UK, France, Luxembourg and now, since 2016, in Singapore. She working as a private client manager at Expat Insurance since 2018.
ASK ME ABOUT: Relationship management, Insurance, Unit-linked Life Insurance
JAAKKO KRANKKALA, SECRETARY
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.
JANI VALTONEN, MEMBER
Jani Valtonen is an international trade and financial markets expert that works in Nordea Markets Singapore. He has been working for Nordea almost 10 years and has a background from SME and corporate side from Nordea Finland. He moved to Singapore in October 2018 and has a mission to help Nordic companies to come and grow in the South East Asian region.
ASK ME ABOUT: International trade, financial markets services (FX and interest rates derivatives), banking services (cash management, trade finance)
HEIDI MÄKINEN, MEMBER
Heidi Mäkinen has a 15-year career in Wärtsilä in building and leading multinational teams responsible for life cycle support in Asia and Australasia both in Marine and Energy markets. Before moving to Singapore in 2011, she has studied and worked in Germany and Australia and holds a Master’s degree from Murdoch University of Western Australia.
ASK ME ABOUT: Change Management, Leading multinational and -cultural teams, Operational Excellence, Logistics chain from order intake to customer delivery