Ola Strand, Bluwrap

Before joining BluWrap, Mr. Strand was responsible for building Exxon’s regional center in mid-Norway as an independent company with focus on logistics and sales. He also has worked as District Manager for Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS), and was appointed CEO of SAS Ground Services Norway AS before being promoted to the CEO of SAS Norway AS.
Mr Strand has also served as the CEO of the second largest retail group in Norway, Coop Norway AS. In Bluwrap he works as a Chief Executive Officer.

Petteri Portaankorva, City of Kouvola

M.Sc. (Civ.Eng.) and M.Sc. (Econ.& BA) Petteri Portaankorva is working for the City of Kouvola as a development director. He has a wide experience especially in transport and intelligent transport systems both in private and public sector since late 1980’s. Nowadays his work deals with economic development and vitality of the city, public affairs and strategic co-operation, business and university co-operation, urban policy and transport system development. He is responsible for the certain strategic development projects of the city.

Mona Mansour, North Sweden European Office (Brussels)

Mona Mansour is Senior Adviser European Affairs at North Sweden European Office in Brussels. Mona Mansour is responsible for Internal Market issues including EU-transport policy. She has over 20 years of working experience with EU Affairs, previously as EU Specialist/Senior Consultant at leading global consulting firms.

Arja Suominen, Finnair

Arja Suominen is the Senior Vice President for Communications and Corporate responsibility at Finnair, and her team is heading Finnair’s responsibility actions, that are increasingly important as consumers and governments alike expect more actions from airlines to reduce the CO2 im-pact of commercial aviation. Arja has extensive experience of managing communications and corporate responsibility in an international and fast changing environment – for the past 8 years at Finnair, and prior to that, as the head of Nokia’s global communications organisation.

Tero Kosonen, VR Transpoint

Tero Kosonen, M. Sc, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, VR-Group Ltd, VR Transpoint. He has a long history in expert and management positions in rail logistics.

He has been responsible for infrastructure consulting and planning, production and sales of railway freight operations during his career.

Kosonen is a member of the Confederation of Finnish Industries' (EK) logistics committee. He is also the leader of the Finnish delegation of the freight working group between VR Group and RZD.

VR Transpoint is an experienced, diversified and skilled logistics provider – both on rail and road. We offer rail logistics as well as national and international road logistics services to answer the heavy industry’s needs – transportation of mass goods is what we do best.

We also provide diverse rail logistics export, import and transit transports and related added value services.






Jarkko Rantala, WSP Finland Oy

D.Sc. (Tech.) Jarkko Rantala is working at WSP Finland Oy as a business unit manager in Business & Logistics business area. He has a long career in academic research and education at Tampere University of Technology, where he was acting as a professor in transportation systems and logistics.  He has also background in leadership of sales and business areas in trucks and construction equipment, and as a leading expert in logistics in consultancy companies. His greatest professional passions are freight transports, transport demands in diverse businesses and the development of logistics concepts and related business models.






Juha Kenraali, Traficom

Juha Kenraali works in Finnish Transport and Communications Agengy Traficom, responsible for e.g. data issues and market based transport pilots. Previously worked in pharmaceutical industry, Finnish Customs and Ministry of Finance. Master Degree in Statistics.






Antti Pursiainen, VR Transpoint

Antti Pursiainen is the Sales Director, railway logistics Russia and CIS countries at VR Transpoint. Antti has 20 years’ experience of sales management from several business areas in Russia and CIS-countries.




Martti Husu, Kouvola Innovation Oy

Martti Husu is the Managing Director of Kouvola Innovation Oy. On top of leading the company, his main operations are stakeholder co-operation and international business. He is strongly involved in the development of the North Europe – Asia container train connection.

Anu Kujansuu, Kouvola Cargo Handling Oy

Anu Kujansuu is the Marketing Director of Kouvola Cargo Handling Oy, the company in charge of China block train sales, train loading and documentation in Finland. Kujansuu is responsible for the key account management on the Kouvola-Xi’an route. Kujansuu has over 20 years’ working experience from freight forwarding and Customs procedures.