Clewat Oy’s personnel side has a number of positive news.
An experienced Keijo Säilynoja has started as the CEO of the company. He has previously worked as Sampo Bank’s Bank Manager, Mandatum Life’s Corporate Sales Director and CEO of Hartwall Arena and the ice hockey team Jokers in Helsinki. At the same time, Janne Saarikko, the former CEO, has become full-time Chairman of the Board and Johannes Myllykoski will continue as a member of the Board.
– From the first meeting, it was clear that I wanted to be part of this team and the story. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but there is also a lot of potential, Säilynoja comments.
Marko Kärkkäinen, an experienced recycling professional, has also joined us, focusing on our projects in the Far East. Kärkkäinen has worked on multiple projects globally and established businesses in Singapore, China, Hong. Kong, Finland and Netherlands. He is also a member of a Business Advisory Board and visiting speaker at the New York Institute of Technology, School of Management, Nanjing, China. Kärkkäinen will start as Chief Commercial Officer.
– I have worked for three decades in the field of environment and seen the problems. Plastic waste is a real problem in Asia and affects every country. I believe that Clewat has a lot to offer, there is plenty of work here in Asia, but also globally.
Clewat is also delighted to announce its collaboration with leading community platform, Nordic Innovation House (NIH-SG) which supports high-quality Nordic startups, scaleups and growth companies and connects them to the right strategic stakeholders in the region.
– Sustainability is one of our key focus areas in Singapore so we are delighted to welcome Clewat to our growing community. Clewat is a great example of an innovative Nordic solution that can help Southeast Asia to win the battle against ocean plastic, Sami Jääskeläinen, Community Director of NIH-SG comments.
Clewat is a fast growing Finnish cleantech company focusing on solving the plastic waste, oil spills and other pollution problems of our waters.
Nordic Innovation House is a community platform accelerating high-quality Nordic startups, scaleups and growth companies in Singapore and Southeast Asia.