Our team

Ecoprocess Services was established in 2012. Company ownership is divided among team members:

Personnel

Jouni Jääskeläinen - CEO
Jouni is the CEO of Global EcoProcess Services. He has nearly 30 years of experience commercialization of innovations, sales and administration. Experience also in companies' reorganization , restructuring and sell and buy companies.

Vesa Rissanen - Chief Technical Officer
Vesa has over 30 years experience in the development of experimental and applied hydrometallurgical and chemical solutions with extraction of harmful metals from industrial and mine waste effluents. The result of these years of extensive research and development work are the EPSE patents which resolve in a sustainable manner the environmental issues caused by heavy metals and other metals.

Felix Fondem - Director (International operations)
Felix is responsible for international operations at Global EcoProcess Services. He has a 25 year successful track record of performance in international business operations with multinational industry and engineering companies. He has served in various leadership roles spanning over general management, global sales and marketing, strategic planning and business development and over the past five years has made substantial know-how, funding and business leadership contributions to innovative start-up technology companies in the Baltic countries, UK, Poland, Russia, other CIS countries and launched manufacturing and subcontracting operations in South Korea and China.

Gregory Niekerk - Regional Director (RSA)
Regional Director of South Africa, responsible for both RSA and Africa operations and the commercial projects in question. A chemist and a wide international experience in water treatment and mining industries.

Jon Gorschelnik - CFO
Jon has more than 15 years of experience in financial management positions, most recently a 25-person accounting firm owner and CEO as well as Managing Director of M & A consulting company.

Mikko Syvänne - Environment Manager
Mikko has over 20 years of experience of EU-funding and other public funding sources and project work. Mikko has also been in the management team of The International Centre for Research on Environmental Services and Governance (ICES) since 2006.

Board of Directors

Timo Rajala - Chairman
Timo is active in daily operations. He has over 35 years experience in executive roles in the Finnish and international electricity industry e.g. as CEO of Pohjolan Voima and as the Chairman of the Board of Teollisuuden Voima. He has served in various leadership roles spanning over general management and strategic development. His major contribution in operations will be in corporate relations and in funding.

Juha Niemelä - Member
Juha’s business leadership experience spans over 35 years with Finnish and multinational forest industry companies. He has served as President and CEO for the listed UPM-Kymmene Corporation and as Chairman of the Finnish and European Forest Industry Unions. Juha has been awarded the honorary lifetime title of “Vuorineuvos” by the President of Finland for his achievements in the industry and is an Honorary Doctor in Economics and Technology at Turku and Lappeenranta University.

Jouni Jääskeläinen - Member
See above.

Felix Fondem - Member
See above.

EPSE Board members and executive management commitment is confirmed by a 40% direct and indirect equity ownership of the company.

Advisors

Matti Tarvainen - Advisor (mining industry)
Matti has over 30 years experience in executive roles in the leading mining technology provider Outotec. He has served in several countries heading Outotec’s business, latest over 10 years in Canada. His major contribution in operations will be in communication activities, e.g. in Canada.

Jouni Honkavaara - Advisor
Jouni is partner and CEO at ReachLaw Ltd and former Head of Corporate Finance at Sampo Bank.

Lasse Musakka - Advisor (commercialization and internationalization)
Lasse has over 30 years experience in executive roles in the international ICT industry, financial sector and with start-up innovation technology companies. He has served in various leadership roles spanning over general management, strategic development, funding, international marketing and management of strategic partnerships. Over the past 8 years he has acted as Partner and CEO of REACHLaw Ltd managing the company from foundation and developing it into a global player providing chemical regulatory services. He played a key role at REACHLaw when it received the Internationalization Award of the President of Finland in 2010; Prior to REACHLaw he was Executive Vice President at Helsinki Stock Exchange Group for many years responsible for group development and also acted as its Member of the Board.

Leila Marjoniemi - Legal advisor
Leila is founding partner at Marnia Ltd –law firm and legal advisor for Global Ecoprocess Services.

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