Our experts

Our experts have extensive experience in the fields of bioeconomy and cleantech. We bring you deep expertise and new success factors.

Mikko Ahokas M.Sc.

Mikko Ahokas M.Sc.

CEO

Mikko is an expert with a versatile education and experience in environmental and process engineering. He is a M.Sc. in environmental science. Mikko has worked for nearly 20 years in projects related to energy, bio- and circular economy, environmental technology, biofuels and engineering. Before becoming an entrepreneur Mikko has worked in leading positions in e.g. WSP Finland and St1 Biofuels.

His special fields of expertise include: process and concept design, feasibility analysis, cash flow analysis, due diligence

 

Sanna Taskila D.Tech.

Sanna Taskila D.Tech.

Specialist

Sanna has a doctor’s degree in environmental engineering and bioprocesses. Sanna has 15 years of experience in leading and financing bio- and circular economy related projects in the academy and companies.

Her special fields of expertise include: resource efficiency, use of side streams, carbon footprint, market analysis, financial instruments, investment materials

Jori Jokela M.Sc.

Jori Jokela M.Sc.

Expert

Jori has worked as an environmental expert in the mobile industry for over ten years. He is an expert in environmental legislation, materials management and material choices when looking at environmental aspects and process development.

His special fields of expertise include: environmental issues in the electronics industry (REACH, RoHS, WEEE), environmental management tools (eg Dassault MCC and PTC Insight)

Lina Alrabie M.Sc. (Tech.)

Lina Alrabie M.Sc. (Tech.)

Expert

Lina is a expert in Hydraulics & Civil Engineering. She obtained International Master in Hydraulics and Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of Grenoble – France and Bachelor of Civil Engineering from University of Gaza.

Her experience covers structures, environment and energy, mechanical structures design, water management & treatment, water networks & canals modeling and climate change.

Paula Takalo M.Sc.

Paula Takalo M.Sc.

Expert

Paula is a geographer (M.Sc.) who did her degree at the University of Oulu. Paula works as Macon`s expert in the green transition, circular economy, environmental impact assessment (EIA), and environmental permit issues.

Paula has knowledge of the environmental impacts of market gardening and peat extraction. She has also studied how climate change affects areas where seed potatoes are produced. She has also worked as an entrepreneur in the field of early childhood education. Now she is eager to increase her knowledge and expertise in the environmental sector working at Macon.

 

Eelis Paukku LL.D, M.Sc.(Tech.)

Eelis Paukku LL.D, M.Sc.(Tech.)

Expert

​Eelis is a  Doctor of Laws from the University of Lapland and a Master of Science (Tech.) from the University of Oulu. He  has just finalized his dissertation on environmental and commercial law at the University of Lapland.

His special fields of expertise include: business law, environmental and tax law, commercial and technical affairs, permits, IPR

Hanna Virpiranta M.Sc (Tech.)

Hanna Virpiranta M.Sc (Tech.)

Specialist

Hanna has graduated as a Master of Science (Tech.) in process engineering from the University of Oulu and is now studying for a doctoral degree. She is specialized in bioprocess engineering, and her research is related to biological treatment of sulfate- and metals-containing waters. Hanna has worked in projects which aim to reduce environmental impacts of mining activity. Development and testing of biological water treatment methods in laboratory scale are area of her expertise.

Sanni Salo, graphic designer

Sanni Salo, graphic designer

Specialist

Sanni is a versatile designer (BA, University of Lapland), who aims in making things visually understandable and appealing. Sanni specializes in graphic design for both printed and digital media e.g. layouts, figures, and infographics as well as 3D modeling and visualizations. Sanni has years of experience working especially with cleantech projects.

Sanni works as an expert at Macon through her company Muodo.fi

Ilmari Larjavaara Dr.SoC.Sc & BBA (International Trade)

Expert

Ilmari works as a distinguished Russian expert at Macon. He is a Doctor of Social Sciences from the Alexander Institute of the University of Helsinki and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade too, specializing in Russian trade.

Ilmari has an extensive and active network in respect of Russian trade. He also has project management experience in Business Finland, ERDF and CBC projects.

Heikki Ojamo Prof.

Specialist

Heikki has previously worked as a professor of bioprocess engineering at Aalto University and the University of Oulu. In addition to his university career, Heikki has also worked as an expert and researcher in various biotechnology companies.

His special fields of expertise include: bioprocesses, especially their development and scale-up

Sanna Taskila D.Tech.

Sanna Taskila D.Tech.

Specialist

Sanna has a doctor’s degree in environmental engineering and bioprocesses. Sanna has 15 years of experience in leading and financing bio- and circular economy related projects in the academy and companies.

Her special fields of expertise include: resource efficiency, use of side streams, carbon footprint, market analysis, financial instruments, investment materials

Lina Alrabie M.Sc. (Tech.)

Lina Alrabie M.Sc. (Tech.)

Expert

Lina is a expert in Hydraulics & Civil Engineering. She obtained International Master in Hydraulics and Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of Grenoble – France and Bachelor of Civil Engineering from University of Gaza.

Her experience covers structures, environment and energy, mechanical structures design, water management & treatment, water networks & canals modeling and climate change.

Henri Saarela M.Sc. Tech.

Henri Saarela M.Sc. Tech.

Expert

Henri has a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from the University of Oulu with a minor in environmental engineering. Henri has a strong bio and circular economy knowledge: he did his Master’s Thesis on the challenges related to the productization of industrial by-products and after his graduation has worked as an expert in projects related to the circular economy and published several articles related to the topic. Henri also has worked as a part-time teacher at Lapland University of Applied Sciences in courses related to a circular economy.

Milla Alavuotunki M.Sc.

Milla Alavuotunki M.Sc.

Expert

Milla is Macon’s expert on green transition. Her specialty is to describe and design Macon’s services regarding green transition.

Milla is a Master of Science from the University of Oulu. Her fields of expertise include animal physiology, genetics, and statistics. She also has experience in the field of horticulture, circular economy, and scientific communication.

 

Aleksi Rautavuori (MSc., MBA)

Aleksi Rautavuori (MSc., MBA)

Expert

Aleksi is an acknowledged growth leader, with CEO and CSO experience from both private equity portfolio and large cap companies. He is a consultant, instructor and business coach helping companies make their commercial operations more successful using professional approaches to planning and execution.

Aleksi is specialized in corporate strategy, sales, marketing and pricing. He masters project management and change management to ensure desired business changes are accomplished.

Aleksi works as an expert at Macon through his company Rautavuori.com.

Johanna Alakerttula M.Sc.

Johanna Alakerttula M.Sc.

Specialist

Johanna is a Master of Science in Economics and Business and has more than ten years of experience in state supervision and development of nature and environmental protection and waste management.

Her special fields of expertise include: waste management, producer responsibility, waste legislation, environmental permits.

Tatyana Pitchulina M.A

Tatyana Pitchulina M.A

Expert

Tatyana works at Macon as an expert of international trade. She has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Tampere (Multilingual Communication & Translation) and also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in business logistics.

Tatyana works as an international trade consultant and business educator and has long-term experience in CEO, sales management and marketing management positions. Thanks to it, she has an extensive international network of experts especially in the chemical and minerals industries (e.g. EU, Russia, Persian Gulf area, Africa and China).

Juuso Kallio

Expert

Juuso works at Macon as an expert in marketing and branding. He has over a year of international business studies from Aalto University and is now studying for a bachelor’s degree in information technology with a specialization in information technology.

Juuso has experience e.g. building a brand and producing marketing material in several different IT companies. He has also received special merit for his role as a team leader in an international port and maritime industry case competition, which resulted in the creation of environmentally friendly, cleantech-based branding.

Juuso’s special expertise is in particular the “plain language” communication and marketing of cleantech solutions to the end customer, both in Finnish and English.

Ilona Santavaara M.Sc.

Expert

Ilona has 15 years of experience working as an environmental specialist and product compliance manager in the consumer electronics industry. She has a master’s degree in materials chemistry.

Her area of expertise are material legislation and requirements (REACH, RoHS, California Prop 65, skin sensitizers), product environmental requirements (energy efficiency, WEEE) and product life cycle assessments (LCA).

Risto Kallio M.Sc.

Specialist

Risto has decades of experience in international construction projects as an expert and site supervisor and as a building inspector.

His special fields of expertise include: construction

Markku Illikainen

Expert

Markku is an experienced expert in circular economy and environmental issues and assists Macon in his areas of expertise, but also acts on behalf of Ecomentor Oy, which he owns independently.

Markku has been the CEO of Oulu Waste Management /Kiertokaari Oy for 25 years. During that time, the Rusko landfill site became a genuine circular economy center.

Markku is a creative engineer whose many ideas have been realized and can be seen at Rusko Waste Center in City of Oulu.

Reijo Ruohola Engineer

Expert

​Reijo is  the senior expert by all measures. He has been the Managing Director of Teoteam Oy from 1986 to 2012. During this time, the company has completed over 400 electrical, instrumentation and automation projects. Reijo is an electrical work inspector authorized by Tukes and an energy inspector authorized by the Energy Authority. At the moment he works via Trade Name Reijo Ruohola.

Reijo’s projects have been mainly related to water supply plants,  environmental industry and  surface treatment industry. He does eg. electrical and automation planning, preliminary studies, cost estimates, condition inspections, and power certification and periodic inspections. Project implementations has given him  solid practical expertise in designing low cost and usability-friendly solutions.

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