Global Ecoprocess Services Oy

PL 37 / Elopellontie 1 G
33470 Ylöjärvi
Finland

The EPSE team is composed of world class professionals in the field of chemicals, water treatment, international sales, marketing and business development. In addition, EPSE advisors include experts in international commercialization, contract law and various regulations.

Email addresses firstname.lastname@epse.fi (no special characters, e.g. ä,ö)

Our team

Jouni Jääskeläinen

CEO
+385 40 752 0530

Jouni has nearly 30 years of experience in the commercialisation, sales and management of innovations. He also has experience in corporate restructuring, the reorganisation of business operations as well as corporate acquisitions and divestments.

Vesa Rissanen

Chief Technical Officer
+358 40 521 3210

Vesa has more than 30 years of experience in the development of hydrometallurgical and chemical solutions and their application in separating harmful metals from industrial and mining wastewaters. The result of this extensive research and development work are EPSE’s patents, which solve the environmental problems caused by heavy metals and other metals in a sustainable way.

Felix Fondem

Director (international operations)
+358 50 569 5688

Felix is in charge of EPSE’s international operations. He has 25 years of experience in international business with multinational industrial and engineering companies, and he has worked in several leadership positions involving management, international trade and marketing, strategic planning and business development. Over the past few years, he has worked in the field of start-up technology companies in the Baltic countries, Poland, Russia and other CIS countries, and introduced manufacturing and sub-contracting operations to markets in South Korea and China.

Ilpo Viskari

Solution Manager
+358 44 231 4769

Ilpo has worked on water chemistry as well as industrial and power plant processes for more than 25 years, and he is also particularly well versed in commercialisation. Ilpo is specialised in the successful commencement of new business operations and has business experience in the Baltic countries, Poland and Russia, in addition to Finland.

Gregory Niekerk

Regional Director (South Africa)
+27 81 797 7706

Gregory is in charge of EPSE’s operations and commercial projects in South Africa and Africa as a whole. He is a chemist by training and has extensive international experience with water treatment and the mining industry.

Jon Gorschelnik

CFO
+358 40 733 9143

Jon has more than 15 years of experience in financial management, most recently as the owner and managing director of an accounting office employing 25 people and as the CEO of a consulting firm specialised in mergers and acquisitions.

Mikko Syvänne

Environmental Manager
+358 50 517 5553

Mikko has more than 20 years of experience in EU and other public funding as well as project operations. Mikko has also been a member of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology’s joint International Centre for Environmental Services Governance Research (ICES) since 2006.

Kari Laine

Technical Manager

Kari has solid experience of leading subcontracts in the engineering sector, power plant and paper industry investments and maintenance projects, as well as more than 20 years of entrepreneurship in the field of technology.

Jukka-Pekka Varis

Site Manager
+358 50 471 0272

J-P is in charge of the planning of pilot projects and on-site test arrangements and the supervision of their implementation. He has decades of experience in the electricity and maintenance sector and he has also worked on electrification and instrumentation planning and adoption.

Kimmo Hellsten

Laboratory Technician
+358 50 470 9383

Kimmo has a degree in chemical engineering from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. He has more than five years of experience in the chemicals sector and lab work. He also has expertise in the security and IT industries.

Harri Ilomäki

Key Account Manager
+358 40 0644 455

Harri has worked in sales and marketing positions on the international markets and as the managing director of Nordic Investment Concepts for more than 20 years.

Anni Honkonen

Project Coordinator
+358 50 5110910

Anni has a degree in energy and environmental engineering. She has experience with research team operations, work involving the circular economy and project management. If you are not sure who of us you should contact, Anni is the one. She will make sure your message will reach the right person. 

Svetlina Karkiainen

Laboratory Technician

Svetlina has a degree in bioproduct and process engineering from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. She has four years of experience in the chemicals sector and lab work. She is specialised in the analysis of domestic water and wastewater and is familiar with various water purification processes.

 

Minna Palomäki

Laboratory Technician

Minna has a Master’s degree in analytical and inorganic chemistry (University of Jyväskylä) and she has worked in the field of chemistry for several years. In her latest position she worked for three years in an environmental analysis laboratory in Iceland.

Yi Fang

Solution Manager
+358 50 487 2243 (Finland)
+86 133 3602 3430 (China)

Yi obtained his MBA Degree in Finland and has over 15 years of experience in commercialisation, international business, sales and management. He has lived and worked in Finland for 22 years, of which 6.5 years working partly in China. Yi is specialized in China business operations, such as market entry and sustainable growth. He is familiar with Chinese market and Finland-China cross country business operations and policies.

Riikka Vilkuna

Solution Manager
+358 50 477 2647

Riikka is an environmental scientist who has approximately 15 years of experience of working with environmental issues, both in private and public sectors. Last years she has been working in Sweden with quarries, logistics & transports, quality and environmenatal managment systems and as project leader for strategic enviromental plans. Her strengths inculde also recycling, circular economy and contacts with authorities.

Board of Directors

Timo Rajala

Chair of the Board of Directors

Timo has several decades of experience in management and strategic development in Finnish and international electrical industry as, for instance, the CEO of Pohjolan Voima and chair of the Board of Directors of Teollisuuden Voima.

Juha Niemelä

Member of the Board

Juha has several decades of experience in executive management positions in the Finnish and the international forest industry, including as the CEO of the listed company UPM-Kymmene. He has also worked as chair of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). He has the Finnish honorary title of vuorineuvos and holds an M.Sc. in economics. He is also a Doctor of Sciences in Economics and Technology h.c. at the universities of Turku and Lappeenranta.

Jouni Honkavaara

Member and advisor of the Board

Jouni is a Partner and CEO of REACHLaw. He has a long professional and managerial experience in Finance, IT, Industry and Education sectors.

Jouni Jääskeläinen

Member of the Board

See above.

Felix Fondem

Member of the board

See above.

The members of the company’s Board of Directors and its management hold approximately 40% of the company’s share capital either directly or through their companies.

Advisors

Matti Tarvainen

Advisor (mining industry)

Matti has more than 30 years of experience in executive roles at leading mining technology provider Outotec. He has headed Outotec’s business in a number of countries, most recently for more than a decade in Canada. He provides a significant contribution to the maintenance of international relations and contacts.

Lasse Musakka

Advisor (commercialisation and internationalisation)

Lasse has more than 30 years of experience in executive roles in the international ICT industry, financial sector and start-up technology companies. He has served in various leadership roles involving general management, strategic development, funding, international marketing and the management of strategic partnerships. He is the former CEO of REACHLaw, who developed the company into a global operator providing regulatory services in the chemical industry. He played a key role at REACHLaw when it received the Internationalisation Award of the President of Finland in 2010. Before that, he worked as the deputy CEO of the Helsinki Stock Exchange and as a member of its Board of Directors for a period of several years.

Kristiina Leppänen

Legal Advisor

Kristiina is the founder of Selen Law, a law firm specialised in the energy sector, corporate law, contracts and corporate law, and works as EPSE’s legal advisor in legal and contractual matters. She is an internationally recognised professional in her field and has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in the Energy and Environment class in 2017 and 2018.