Meriaura Group appoints new Managing Director
Elisa Mikkolainen, 50, M.Soc.Sc. (Econ.), MBA, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Meriaura Group. She will be responsible for maritime logistics as well as technical and crewing management. She will begin in her new position 17 July 2017.
Elisa Mikkolainen has wide experience in shipping, mainly with chemical tankers but also with dry cargo. Latest she held the position of Managing Director at Crystal Pool Ltd from 2010 to 2016. Before that, she worked both in chartering and operations with Crystal Pool Ltd and Kemira GrowHow Ltd. Recently she has been active as Senior Advisor for maritime affairs at BSAG Baltic Sea Action Group
Besides her work commitments, Elisa Mikkolainen has been a frequent lecturer at the Centre for Maritime Studies (University of Turku), Merikotka Maritime Research Centre and Border and Coast Guard Academy, and contributed to academic research projects.
Jussi Mälkiä will remain Chairman of the Board for Meriaura Group, and Managing Director for Auramare Ltd. Beppe Rosin remains at the head of Meriaura Chartering and Operations departments as Vice Managing Director.