Professional Profiles #76-13  
Headline * Internationally-focused finance professional  
Description / CV of candidate * I am an internationally-focused finance professional with extensive experience in development finance, project finance, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. My competence areas include valuations, transaction structures, business and financial due diligence as well as financial and business analysis. Working in development finance and transaction advisory services I have gained valuable understanding in several business sectors. I have a master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

I am interested in employment opportunities in development finance and other activities related with the development of emerging markets and economies in transition.

Work Experience
12/2007-present Investment Officer - Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (Finnfund), Helsinki
Senior Investment Manager 6/2012 – present
Investment Manager 12/2007 – 6/2012
Finnfund is the bilateral development finance institution of Finland, providing
financing in the form of long-term investment loans, mezzanine instruments and
equity to companies and projects operating in developing countries. Finnfund
has a portfolio of investments and undisbursed commitments of approximately
450 million euros and makes new financing decisions worth approximately 100
million euros per year.
As an investment officer I have responsibility for investments over their life
cycle from initiation through due diligence and contract negotiations to follow-up
and exit. I currently focus on conventional energy and infrastructure sectors,
including tourism infrastructure, globally. Previously I focused in manufacturing
sector and I continue to have several projects in that sector under my
supervision.

4/2002 – 11/2007 Corporate Finance Professional – Ernst & Young, Transaction Advisory
Services, Helsinki
Head of Valuation and Business Modelling 2005 – 2007
Senior Manager 2004 – 2005
Manager 2002 – 2004
As a leader of the Valuation and Business Modelling services, I was
responsible for the business of the sub service line in Finland. This included
developing and marketing the services, building customer relationships,
building the capacities and leading the daily business of the team and leading
certain major assignments. The scope covered all client industries and included
domestic and cross-border transactions and project finance structures. Among
the clients were Nokia, Stora Enso, KONE, Skanska, Aker Kvaerner, Sydkraft
and several municipal energy companies.
As a Manager and Senior Manager my role was that of a project leader in the
services described above.

4/2000 – 3/2002 Senior Associate – KPMG Corporate Finance, Helsinki
As a member of a transaction team my responsibility was to work as advisor in
M&A, valuation and project finance.

10/1997 – 3/2000 Investment Analyst – Sampo-Varma Investment Research, Helsinki
Sampo – Varma Investment Research was a joint investment and investment
analysis vehicle of Sampo Insurance Group and Eläke-Varma pension
insurance company.
As an Investment Analyst my responsibility was to provide in-depth investment
analysis of listed Nordic companies and industries for the management and
investment operations of two of the most important institutional investors in
Finland.

4/1996 – 6/1997 Planning Analyst – IBM, New York
As a Planning Analyst I provided sales data reviews and forecasts to support
the business planning function of the AS 400 product family.

Education
9/1989 – 2/1996 Master of Science - Helsinki School of Economics
· Major studies in International Economics, minor studies in International
Business and Accounting.
· Master’s thesis of the Harmonization of the Value-Added Taxation in the
European Union.
· Exchange student at HEC Montreal in 1993.
· Extracurricular activities included Association Intérnationale des Étudiants
en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (AIESEC), where I worked
between 1992 and 1996 as both local and national level officer, and
national and international level trainer and facilitator.

Languages
Finnish – Native
English – Full professional proficiency
Swedish, French – Limited working proficiency
German – Elementary proficiency

Interests
Skiing
· Ski Instructor with International Ski Instructors’ Association (ISIA)
qualification
· Wide range of techniques (Alpine, Telemark, Snowboarding, Nordic)
· Free skiing and photo/video graphing
Endurance sports
· Several marathons, semi-triathlon 
Directory: Sectors Private Equity / Venture Capital 
Profile is posted by * Job seeker
Profession * Asset Manager
Private Equity Manager
 
Location of candidate * Finland  
Location State (US only) * Not US  
Candidate is willing to move * Yes
Languages * English
Other
 
Year of birth * 1970  
Expected Position level * Other Level
Expected Salary Range * 150 K - 200 K
Candidate interested in following sectors * Asset Management/Family Office
Corporate Finance
Debt
Equities
Funds / Hedge Funds
Government
Investment Banking
Investment Consulting
Private Equity / Venture Capital
 

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