People

CORE TEAM OF GRIFFIN REFINERIES

MIKKO KANTERO

MIKKO KANTERO

CEO

Mikko Kantero has more than 15 years of experience in waste refining, energy production and circular economy. Kantero has a lot of international experience and he is at his best in building and developing new business.

AAPO NIKUNEN

AAPO NIKUNEN

Project Financing Expert

Aapo Nikunen is an experienced project financing expert. He has been in charge of arranging financing for several international industrial facility and infrastructure projects, e.g. in Elenia and YIT.

MARTTI MALMIVIRTA

MARTTI MALMIVIRTA

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Martti Malmivirta has a strong industrial background, especially from the oil and petrochemical industries. Malmivirta has been in the management team of Neste Oil and built up several new companies based on industrial innovations.

CHRISTIAN ABL

CHRISTIAN ABL

VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Christian Abl is an experienced developer of waste refining projects in Europe. He has been responsible for the procurement and utilization of waste derived fuels at Holcim’s cement plants in Eastern Europe. Abl has also been in the management team of the Austrian waste company Saubermacher.

SAMI KIVISALO

SAMI KIVISALO

VICE PRESIDENT, MIDDLE EAST

Sami Kivisalo has several years of practical experience in waste management projects in Middle East and India. He lives in Dubai and is responsible for the Middle East market.

RODRIGO ACKERMANN

RODRIGO ACKERMANN

VICE PRESIDENT, LATIN AMERICA

Rodrigo Ackermann is an experienced Chilean infrastructure and energy project developer. He has held several management positions in different energy companies in Latin America. Ackermann lives in Santiago de Chile and is responsible for the Latin-America market.