Mr. Tero Vauraste is the CEO of Nurminenlogistics PLc (6. December 2019), a Finnish logistics service provider with operations in Finland, the Baltic countries, Russia and China.
During 2018-2019, he has worked as owner and Managing Director of Mariadi Ltd., an Arctic, maritime and business consultancy agency serving international clientele.
In 2009-2018, he served as President and CEO of Arctia Ltd., a Finnish polar maritime services company in ice-breaking, research and oil spill response, operating 11 icebreakers in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic.
In 2007-2009 he was managing director of Hertz Car Rental in Finland and in 2001-2007 Senior Vice President with Finnair, managing airport ground handling in Arctic conditions in Northern Europe. Late 1990’s he worked as a HRd Manager and Unit Manager in for airport and refinery security in Securitas ltd.
He is a Senior Global Fellow of Woodrow Wilson Institute in Washington, D.C. where he is working on a project “The Arctic Hotspot” concerning Arctic economies in the Institute’s Polar Program.
Mr. Vauraste has served the Arctic Economic Council since its’ initiation in 2014. He was the Chairman during the Finnish business community’s chairmanship (2017-2019) and is currently a Vice Chairman.
Mr. Tero Vauraste has a degree of MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management / Leicester University and a Naval officer’s degree from the Finnish Naval Academy being a Lieutenant-Commander (Ret).
Mr. Vauraste has served as a vessel master, special unit commander and as a SAR instructor in Finnish Coast Guard.
Among his many positions of trust, he is the Chairman of Finnish Arctic Society and a member of Advisory Board of Finnish Lifeboat Institution.
He has provided many influental papers on Arctic economic development and is a well-known speaker in the international Arctic fora.