Mr. Tero Vauraste, 44, is President and CEO of Arctia Group. He has joined the company in 2009. His educational background includes MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University and Naval officer exam from Finnish Naval Academy. He has worked as a vessel master and in several other positions in Finnish Coast Guard. Prior to joining Arctia he has years of experience from top management positions within the traffic service cluster including car rental, aviation, security and safety.
Arctia Group provides icebreaking, ice-management and oil combating services. The annual turnover is approximately 70 million Euro. There are 300 professionals and eight (8) icebreakers serving the customers. The parent company is owned by the Finnish State. On the Baltic Sea we assist annually 1000-4000 vessels to/from Finnish harbors and we keep oil recovery capacity of European Maritime Safety Agency EMSA. Our multipurpose icebreakers operate globally to assist mainly the energy cluster with icebreaking, ice management, underwater and various other offshore related services in the arctic and other areas.