The LNGTainer leadership team is a reflection of our core operating principle and Values of being transparent fair, honest and committed to providing economical and environmentally friendly transportation and storage solutions of LNG to its customers, our leaders are experienced in working leading and managing large organizations and support strong client relationships also our team are diverse who are experienced in working in international environment at various geographical locations around the world.

Leadership


Tom Sommardal

CEO
Email:
Phone: +358 400 530 595


Naval Architect
– Experience from international ship management of oil tankers with company size over 20 million euro and over 150 employees
– Experience from international classification society, Bureau Veritas, quality, safety, environmental and security management systems
- Experienced inventor with several personal international patents for shipping, oil and gas industry

Truls Evensen

Sales Director
Email:
Phone: +47 908 66 734


Master of Science, Engineering
- Experience in oil and gas, international marketing and sales, also projects at process plant in chemical industry
- Extensive experience production, sales, safety and engineering experience in oil and gas industry
- R&D in offshore loading systems and deep water platforms based on the articulated columns technology

Heikki Ollikainen

Vice President, Operations
Email:
Phone: +358 406 896 686


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
- Experience from international manufacturing, logistics, quality, after sales and ERP-systems management and development
– Experience of managing international production facilities with size of more than 20 million euro and more than 130 employees
- Experience in startup projects, green field and modifications worldwide, also after sales and life cycle management business

Risto Toivanen

Vice President, Finance and R&D
Email:
Phone: +358 400 017 201


Master of Science, Industrial Engineering and Management (additional MBA studies)
- Experience in management of metal manufacturing companies with size of more than 15 million euro and more than 100 employees
– Experience in finance management in several companies with similar sizes and also from many startup companies
- Experience in prototype and serial production development projects and R&D functions

Satish Kumar

Program Manager
Email:
Phone: +358 466 577 121


Masters in Finance, PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt
- Experience in Vendor Management have led, supervised and influenced a team of over 400 and have managed profit center generating revenue over 40 Million USD.
- Experience in Outsourcing, Transition, Business and product development, Risk, Quality Management and People Management.
- Has extensive working experience in various geographical locations, in handling new business and negotiating contracts.
- Qualified Six Sigma and Project Management Professional, with extensive knowledge of handling projects related to Quality, Risk and Process improvement.

Iiro Karvinen

Development Engineer
Email:
Phone: +358 40 727 4612


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
– Experience in prototype projects
– Experience in 3D modelling and R&D

Board of Directors


Mikko Karvinen

Chairman




‬Paper & Forest Products‬
APP, Sinar Mas Paper (China), Paperra Oy,VTT
University of Oulu
Senior Advisor
APP, Sinar Mas Paper (China)
June 2014 – Present (1 year 7 months)Shanghai City, China
Technical Expert
APP, Sinar Mas Paper (China)
October 2012 – June 2014 (1 year 9 months)CED
Strategy Advisor
Paperra Oy
January 2010 – September 2012 (2 years 9 months)
Research Professor, Forest Cluster
VTT
January 2005 – December 2009 (5 years)Finland
Project Head, Forest Cluster renewal
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
June 2008 – December 2008 (7 months)Finland
Vice President, Technology
Metso Paper
January 2000 – December 2004 (5 years)Finland
Vice President,Technology
Valmet Paper and Board Machines
January 1997 – December 1999 (3 years)Finland
Vice President, Business Development
Valmet Paper and Board Machines, Printing Papers
January 1995 – December 1997 (3 years)Finland
Vice President, Research
Valmet Papermachines Oy, Printing Papers
January 1993 – December 1994 (2 years)Finland
Assistant Vice President, R&D
Valmet Papermachines Oy, Printing Papers
May 1989 – December 1992 (3 years 8 months)Finland
Director, R&D
Valmet Oy, Tractor Group
December 1988 – April 1989 (5 months)Finland
Manager, R&D
Valmet Oy, Tractor Group
March 1987 – November 1988 (1 year 9 months)Finland
Chief Engineer
United Papermills, Jylhävaara
May 1986 – February 1987 (10 months)Finland
Group Manager, Section Head, R&D
Valmet Oy
February 1981 – April 1986 (5 years 3 months)Jyvaskyla
Deputy Professor, Machine Design
University of Oulu
January 1985 – December 1985 (1 year)Oulu
Development Engineer, R&D
Valmet Oy
March 1979 – January 1981 (1 year 11 months)Jyvaskyla
Assistant, Technical Mechanics
University of Oulu
February 1974 – February 1979 (5 years 1 month)
Deputy Professor, Technical Mechanics
University of Oulu
July 1978 – December 1978 (6 months)

Per-Erik Wallgren

Board member




Fortum Heat‬, Oil & Energy‬
Vice President
Fortum/Power and Heat
Owner
Fortum Heat
Senior Advisor
Fortum
2012 – Present (3 years)
Vice President, Purchasing
Fortum Power and Heat Oy
2005 – Present (10 years)
Vice President
Fortum Power and Heat
2001 – Present (14 years)
Executive VP
Fortum Oil and Gas
1989 – 2001 (12 years)
Senior Vice President
Neste Oy
1980 – 1998 (18 years)
Managing Director
Neste UK Ltd
1985 – 1989

Tom Sommardal

Board member




Naval Architect
– Experience from international ship management of oil tankers with company size over 20 million euro and over 150 employees
– Experience from international classification society, Bureau Veritas, quality, safety, environmental and security management systems
- Experienced inventor with several personal international patents for shipping, oil and gas industry