Mikko Niini has 45 years of experience in shipbuilding. He joined Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard in 1970 for the “Manhattan” project to work on the very first ice model tests in Finland. Since then he has held different positions at Valmet Shipbuilding Group within design, marketing and sales (1971 to 1986), as Vice President of Wärtsilä Marine (1987-89), Kvaerner Masa-Yards (1989 to 2003) as well as Aker Yards. From 2004 to 2014 Mikko Niini served as CEO of Aker Arctic Technology Inc. During these years he has also been head of the companies’ Moscow Representation Offices.
Mikko Niini, today Managing Director of his own Arctic & Maritime Consultancy Vientistrategit Oy, is Chairman of the Board of Navidom Ltd, a Government owned ship asset management company for the former Neste tanker fleet, Board member in listed Aspo group’s bulk shipping company ESL Shipping and worked earlier in the Boards of OAO Kvaerner Vyborg Shipyard, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, OAO Pechormorneft as well as in Nemarc Shipping Company, ZAO Arctic Shipping Service, Murmansk and Troms Offshore AS until its recent takeover by Tidewater. He also acts as the Finnish Co-chairman of the Oil and Gas Working group in the Intergovernmental Finnish-Russian Committee for Economic Co-operation, as Chairman of the Finnish Maritime Association as well as Board member in Center for High North Logistics (CHNL), Kirkenes, Norway, Board of Finnish Sail Training Association and European Network of Maritime Clusters., He is member of the North European Committees of LR, BV, the Nordic Safety Committee of DNV GL and member of ABS, SNAME, RINA and STG.