The policy, objectives and goals of the Chamber are defined, directed and implemented by minimum 7 and maximum 15 elected members of the Board of Directors.

It is headed by the President and Vice President(s) and other Directors as well as supported by staff members.


Mr. Antti Aromäki


Mr. Antti Aromäki is the Managing Director of St1 Renewable Energy (Thailand) Ltd. The company is a subsidiary of St1 Nordic Oy, which is a privately owned Nordic energy group whose vision is to be the leading producer and seller of CO2-aware energy.

The Group researches and develops economically viable, environmentally sustainable energy solutions. St1 focuses on fuels marketing activities, oil refining and renewable energy solutions such as waste-based advanced ethanol fuels and industrial wind power.

The subsidiary was established as a part of St1 focus on ethanol production technologies that utilize biowaste and residues. Currently St1 Renewable Energy (Thailand) Ltd., is piloting and running a R&D program of cassava pulp ethanol production process.

Experience from Thailand and the region since 2003.

Phone: +66 (0) 923 970 503
Email: [email protected]

Helmut Beste

Mr. Helmut Beste

Vice President

Mr. Helmut Beste is the Advisor to President at Thaivivat Insurance in Thailand.

Company: Thaivivat Insurance
E-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Wichien Harnpraween


Wichien Harnpraween, a founder and currently Managing Partner of the law firm called Wissen & Co Limited, established in June 2005, practicing mainly in all commercial and civil matters.

He has been practicing law within the Scandinavian environment for long period of time. With his knowledge of law from the renowned law faculty of Thammasat University in Thailand for his bachelor degree, and master of law degree from the world class university, i.e. University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, he has been well accepted by clients and investors from overseas for their business venture in Thailand.

He has been also a member of the Board of the Scandinavian Society Siam, one of the oldest non-profit organization in Thailand and received the reward of Member of the Year in year 2015.

He now serves as a member of the Legal Committee of the Stock Exchange of Thailand which he has been elected to this prestigious position in the year 2014.

Wichien used to serve as the chairperson of the Employment Committee of the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Trade Competition Committee of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Tel: +66 (0) 81 6478100
E-mail: [email protected]

Company: Wissen & Co Limited

Mr. Juuso Hallenberg


Event Committee Member

Managing Director at JMT Solutions Co., Ltd.

Tel: +66 98 460 6252
E-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Niko Piirainen


Managing Director at Royal Copenhagen (Thailand) Ltd.

Niko is a business leader with international experience. Driven by transforming businesses to the next level, helping people to harness their potential, and working with products & services with purpose and story.

Tel: +66 61 398 6922
[email protected]

Mrs. Elina Väänänen


CEO and Founder of Laavu Learning, a fully remote school that offers full basic education according to the Finnish National Core Curriculum. At Laavu School students study face-to-face with qualified teachers present at every lesson just like in a traditional school but without the requirement of being physically present in the classroom.

Elina has a strong background as a Senior Product Manager, managing a wide variety of SaaS products ranging from reservation systems to student management.

E-mail: [email protected]

Mrs. Nada Abhiskulshat


Event Committee Member

Education Committee Member

Dr. Nattapon Chawla, Ph.D

Dr. Nattapon Chawla, Ph.D


ACE Languages Co., Ltd.
Managing Director

Voxy (Thailand)

Asia Pacific International University
Adjunct Professor

Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce

ACE Global Co., Ltd.,


Ph.D in Public Health,
Chulalongkorn University (Honours)
Master of Public Health (MPH),
Chulalongkorn University
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelors of Arts in Educational Psychology,
Mission College

– H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Scholarship, 2013
– Member of Executive Global Network, Top Leadership Thailand
– Innovation Awards from Thailand’s Future Innovation Institute, 2019
– International Strategic Partnership Award, India-Thailand, 2018
– 90th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University Research Scholarships, 2015

Tel: +66 86 535 4665
[email protected]

Company: ACE Languages Co., Ltd.

Mrs. Prohphorn Pramuksan


CEO at Arkki (Thailand)

E-mail: [email protected]

Outi Suojanen

Mrs. Outi Suojanen


Event Committee Chairwoman

Education Committee Chairwoman

Mrs. Outi Suojanen is the CEO and Founder of Tutoreinstitute. She is also a telecom engineer, HR, and talent development expert.

Tutoreinstitute offers eLearning courses in practical competencies. Practical eLearning courses are available to everyone in the developing world with proven records and licenses.

Tel: +66 82 676 3858
E-mail: outi.suojanen@

Mr. Sirichet Puhthipayanon


Sirichet Punthipayanon (Nat) works at Srinakharinwirot University as a full-time lecturer.

He also has small businesses in stem cell treatment and sports and health products.

E-mail: [email protected]

Ms. Chitapha (April) Tavonying


April is the Sales Director at Rembrandt Hotel and Suites

E-mail: [email protected]


Mr. Antti Rahikainen

Senior Advisor

Mr. Antti Rahikainen
Senior Advisor, M.Sc. (Electr. Eng.)

Thirty years of leadership and Asian business expertise: leading teams of up to 250 people and generating yearly sales of €30 million.

Steered TFCC through the most financially challenging time of COVID as President, spearheading cost-cutting measures (64% reduction) and streamlining the financial process as Treasurer and contributed to management processes (marketing, governance, information, social media and events). 

Director of Synergy Company (business development and consulting) and former Head of Nokia’s Center of Excellence (total of 31 years at Nokia in diverse roles). Five years of leadership experience in two Leadership Teams managing two large Service Business Units in Nokia: Global Services Delivery (6000 employees) and Network Planning and Optimisation (revenues €700 million).

With over 30 years of traversing the globe – living across five Asian and two European countries and travelling for business in 34 – Antti has cultivated a balanced blend of leadership, business development, and consulting expertise that thrives on cultural diversity and operational excellence.

Tel: +66 88 022 3897

Mr. Juha Ritvala

Senior Advisor

Mr. Juha Ritvala has been working in Thailand and Asia as a consultant for over 10 years.
He is Founder and Managing Director of UUKU Consulting Oy, which enables Nordic small and mid-cap companies to realize their internationalization to Thailand and Southeast Asian markets.

By leveraging combined 20 years of Asia market knowledge and contacts, Mr. Juha Ritvala and UUKU Consulting Oy provide their clients access to the highest level of intelligence and networks.
Mr. Juha has since 2014 also worked as a Sports Agent for Bangkok-based Pro golfer Mr. Janne Kaske who plays on Asian Tour and European Tour.

Email : [email protected]
Phone : +358 50 46 572 44

Company : UUKU Consulting Oy
Website :

Mr. Kai Tuorila

Senior Advisor

Mr. Kai Tuorila has been working close to 30 years as an independent Thailand based business consultant operating all over the South-East Asia Region.

With Master of Science in Engineering at Tampere University of Technology in Finland, and MBA from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, his strengths in the areas of energy, environment, life sciences, industrial sourcing, education etc. have helped him to build deeply rooted networks throughout the South-East Asia.

From 2010-2015 Mr. Tuorila was also the Country Representative for Finpro (official trade promotion organization of Finland) in Thailand, looking also after Myanmar, Lao PDR and Cambodia. In addition to his consulting work in Thailand, he is presently looking after the Business Finland’s (formerly known as Finpro) office in Myanmar as Trade Representative.

Tel: +66(0)81 815 2029
E-mail: [email protected]

Company: Netpoint S.E.A. Ltd

Mr. Jari Hietala

Senior Advisor

Mr. Jari Hietala has multiple job roles in Thailand and the rest of Asia. He is the CEO & Founding partner of a Hongkong- based consulting firm Asia Sales Channels Ltd, which helps European firms to set up their sales channels and improve their sales performance across the Asia- region, primarily in China, East-Asia and South East Asia. In addition he is representing a few Finnish companies in the region.

Previously Mr. Hietala used to  work 20 years for Finland’s trade promotion organization Finpro. He was twice posted to Thailand during his Finpro career. First in 1994 to 1998 as Finland’s Trade Commissioner for Thailand and second time in 2005 to 2010, when he worked as Vice President for Finpro Asia. In addition to Thailand Mr. Hietala has lived and worked several years in Hongkong, the UK and Belgium.

Mr. Hietala has graduated from Turku School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland in 1985 with a Master’s Degree of Science of Economics.

Tel: +66(0)61 708 6006
E-mail: [email protected]

Company: Asia Sales Channels Ltd
E-mail: [email protected]

Ms. Aino Takkula

Senior Advisor

Event Committee Member

Education Committee Member

Ms. Takkula works at the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok and is also TFCC’s Advisor.

E-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Jorma Manninen

Senior Advisor

Mr. Jorma Manninen is the Founder & Managing Director of Business Made Agile (Ltd.), which helps foreign investors manage their capital projects by conducting market assessments, developing go-to-market strategies, and planning market entries for foreign businesses in Thailand.

Business Made Agile (Ltd.) is the reseller of Zero CMMS, a cloud-based maintenance management software developed by Aneo Software Oy (Ltd.) based in Finland, and the reseller of coastal maintenance equipment developed by Searial Cleaners based in France.

Mr. Manninen started his long career in the circular economy in 1995 by exporting machinery and equipment to European waste treatment plants and from 1999 until 2016 he worked for the Ekokem Corporation specializing in industrial, commercial, and municipal waste management, materials recycling, waste to energy, and hazardous waste treatment. In 2017 – 2018 he worked in Thailand for Padaeng Industry PCL and was the managing director of PDI-CRT Co., Ltd.

Mr. Manninen has an Executive MBA degree from Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. He has been certified as a Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He is also a Fellow Member of the Thai Institute of Directors (Thai IOD) and graduated from the Director Certification Program (DCP 266) in 2018.

Tel: +66(0)93 224 2444
E-mail: [email protected]

Company: Business Made Agile (Ltd.)
E-mail: [email protected]


Mr. Teuvo Tuomi

Executive Director

Teuvo has been working for various media outlets in Finland and Asia for over three decades. Having a Master’s Degree in mass communication and journalism, he is currently the editor of a few magazines. He’s also a daily administrator of a few SOME-sites.

Teuvo has done some post-graduate studies and received an MBA-degree in Japan. He has also worked as an Area Manager for a leading Finnish well-being and sports company.

On top of his duties with TFCC, he’s currently involved in market research, media, and sports-related projects.

E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +66 89 967 2273