President and CEO, Arctia Ltd., Finland
Tero Vauraste heads Arctia Ltd., a Finnish shipowner and operator of eight icebreakers. Arctia provides icebreaking, offshore and maritime services in the Baltic Sea and polar areas. Mr. Vauraste also serves as Vice Chair of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), an independent organization established in 2014 that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development, as well as the sharing of best practices, technological solutions and standards in the Arctic.
Mr. Vauraste’s educational background includes a M.Sc. in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University and a naval officer exam from the Finnish Naval Academy. He has served as vessel master and several other positions in the Finnish Coast Guard. His current military rank is Lieutenant-Commander. Prior to joining Arctia in 2009, he has long experience in senior executive positions within the traffic and logistics service clusters.
In addition to his duties at Arctia and the Arctic Economic Council, CEO Vauraste holds several positions of trust, including Chairman of the Finnish Maritime Weather Advisory Group, and member of the Advisory Group at the Finnish Lifeboat Institution.