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, Helsingin Sataman toimitusjohtaja

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.
Board member of Finnish Port Association 2018 – and Baltic Ports Organisation 2018- .
Board member of Service Sector Employers Palta.  
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

Jukka Kallio, liiketoiminta johtaja, rahti, VP Cargo

Mr. Jukka Kallio, VP Cargo
since 2018
Master Mariner
Cargo traffic both in Vuosaari Harbour as well as in the City center harbours.
Focal working experience:
Port of Helsinki, Vuosaari Harbour director 2012 – 2018, Harbour Master 2007 – 2012. Finnpilot maritime pilot 2003 – 2007. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, New building Superintendent 2000 – 2003.
Positions of trust:
Board member of Finnish waterway association, board member of Logy.

Sari Nevanlinna, Helsingin Sataman matkustajaliiketoiminnasta vastaava johtaja

Ms. Sari Nevanlinna, VP Passenger Services
since December 2018
M.Sc (Econ), M.Soc.Sc  
Leading passenger business unit; responsible for line and cruise traffic, passenger experience and services, safety and security.
Focal working experience:
Finnair Oyj, Head of Ancillary Business and Head of Ground Experience 2016 – 2018. Finnair Oyj, Director, Corporate Development 2011 – 2016.
Positions of trust: Helsinki Marketing, member of the board

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. Board member of Viesti ry 2020-. ESPO Passenger committee, chair 2011–2014. Cruise Europe treasurer 2003–2008. Board member of AIVP 2012 – 2014.