Management and Organization

Port of Helsinki organization has two business units: Cargo and Passengers.
Business units are supported by Finances, ICT and Development, Human Resources, Technical Services and Communications.



Ville Haapasaari.

Mr. Ville Haapasaari, CEO
since April 2018
Focal working experience:
Finavia, SVP, Helsinki Airport Director 2012–2018. Earlier in various responsibilities at Finnlines, main emphasis being on the head of business and sales management positions.
Positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board in Port of Loviisa and South Finland Port Services.
Chair of the Board of Finnish Ports Association. 
Board member of Baltic Ports Organisation
Vice Chairman of the Board in Service Sector Employers Palta. 
Board member of  the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK.
Member of the Finland Chamber of Commerce traffic committee and the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce Harbour and logistics committee.

Board member of Finnish Maritime Society 2018 – 2019                  
Board member of Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd 2017–2018                          
Board member of LAK Real Estate Oyj 2014–2018

Vesa Marttinen

Vesa Marttinen, VP Cargo Services 
since June 2023 
Master of Science (Naval Architecture) 
Cargo market customers and freight operations  
Focal working experince: 
MarineCycles Oy, transformation leader and adviser, 2015–2023. Turku Repair Yard Oy, managing director, 2012–2014. Wärtsilä Oy, director of environmental solutions, 2010–2012. Aker Yards Oy, vice president, lifecycle services 2005–2009. Deltamarin Engineering Inc., managing director, 2002–2004. Silja Oyj, superintendent 1997–2001
Positions of trust: 
LOGY ry transport forum board 2022-, Gadlab Engineering Oy board of directors 2017-2020, Eniram Oy board of directors 2015–2016, SRC Oü board of directors 2015–2018, Meriteollisuus ry board 2012 – 2014.   

Kaj Takolander.

Kaj Takolander, VP Passenger Services
since 16.5.2022 
M.Sc. (Econ) 
Passenger traffic, safety and customer experience in the City center harbours. 
Focal working experience:
Viking Line Abp, Sales Director 2021-2022, VP Sales & Marketing 2014-2021, Sales Manager 1988-1991. 
Finnlines Oyj VP, Passenger Services 2009-2014. Copterline Oy, Managing Director 2008-2009. 

Pekka Meronen, johtaja, talous, ICT ja kehittäminen, VP Finances, ICT and Development

Mr. Pekka Meronen VP Finances, ICT and Development
since 2014
MSc, BSc.
Finances, administration, ICT, legal matters, sustainability and corporation matters.
Focal working experience:
CT-Logistics Oy Development and Finances Director 2012–2014. Port of Rauma Administrative Director 2003–2012. Port of Kotka Project Manager 2000–2003.
Positions of trust:
CEO, South Finland Port Services; Board member of Port of Loviisa; Board member of Metropolilab Oy; Board member of Logistics Research and Promotion Foundation.
Board member (2013 – 2015) and vice chairman (2014 –2015) of Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY ry. Board member of LIMOWA Logistics Centre Cluster 2012–2014.

Pekka Hellström

Mr. Pekka Hellström, VP Technical Services
since May 2020
M. Eng
Construction and maintenance of harbour structures, buildings and appliances. Traffic planning and land use planning.
Focal working experience:
Port of Helsinki, Development Manager 2015–2020. Port of Helsinki municipal enterprise, Project Manager 2012-2014, Encore Ympäristöpalvelut Oy, Transport Manager 2011-2012, Encore Ympäristöpalvelut Oy, Product Manager 2004-2011.
Positions of trust:
Board member of South Finland Port Services.

Ms. Katja Riikola, VP, HR 
since September 2021
M.Sc (Econ), Certified Business Coach
Strategic Human Resource Management, employee experience, employer image and competence management. Personnel policy and HR Services. 
Focal working experience:
Finnish Association of people with physical disabilities, HR Director 2019-2021, University of Helsinki, Head of HR 2019-2021, Finnvera, HRD-Manager 2016-2017, Sweco Finland 2011-2015
Positions of trust:
Board member of South Finland Port Services

Eeva Hietanen

Ms. Eeva Hietanen, Communications Manager
since September 2000
Leading communications. Company brand, media relations, events, reputation management, community relations.  
Focal working experience:
Helsinki 450 years –project, Project Manager 1997–2000. Port of Helsinki municipal enterprise, Communications Officer 1990–1997.
Positions of trust:
Board member of Port of Loviisa. Member of the Council of Ethics for Communication 2021 -, Board member of Viesti ry 2020-2021. ESPO Passenger committee, chair 2011–2014. Cruise Europe treasurer 2003–2008. Board member of AIVP 2012 – 2014.