My trade finance career started in 1983 when I joined Bank of Helsinki. Between 1986 and 1996 I worked at Nordea Bank Finland (formerly Union Bank of Finland and Merita Bank) in various positions (Trade Finance Officer, Team Leader & Assistant Vice President).
In 1996 I moved over to SEB Merchant Banking, Helsinki Branch and today work as a Senior Client Service Manager. As a product specialist on especially Documentary Credits I handle interpretations of rules (UCP 600 & ISBP). My role also includes educating of staff and corporate clients.I’m a member of the ICC Banking Commission on Technique and Practice since 2007. I’m active within the Finnish National Committee and also try to participate in most of the Banking Commission’s bi-annually meetings.