Education, Miscallenous Experience
I have a degree in an executive Master of Business Administration (eMBA). Specializing in Service Excellence. My school, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, was working in collaboration with the University of San Francisco. In SF I completed the Continuing Executive Education Program and the required examination.
As a real estate broker, I took an official exam after about one year in business. The exam is held only twice a year. I have been told that the one I participated in was one of the hardest of all times. Therefore I am quite proud I passed and gained a license when hundreds of more experienced ones did not.
I have also studied server environments, IT security, networks, and communication. ERP-wise I have been studying SAP Supply Chain Module. Along the way, there have also been many different kinds of sales training. I also have ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management.
At the age of 22, I established a small transportation company. I had two trucks and one van, working with long term contracts mainly for the food industry. A couple of years later I established another company to provide maintenance services for an international oil company in the capital area.
While I was working for Hartwall I represented the company in a working group of Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation (ETL), GS1 Finland's RFID group and European Vending Association.
For a short period, I was the Business Director of a trucking company. I found out that there are two types of such companies in Finland: The ones that are directed by businessmen & skills and the ones directed by a truck driver. This one was latter. The relationship was disappointing.
As a non-profit responsibility, I have been a member of an executive team of a local high school, an ice hockey coach, a team manager in motor sports and a member and president of Lion's Club.