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Esa Teräväinen has 25 years of international banking experience and he has worked half of that time in Helsinki, and half in Moscow. In Helsinki, he has worked for several Finnish and Scandinavian banking groups and has been responsible for the banks’ Eastern European correspondent banking and businesses development in the Eastern European countries.
He has worked for 12 years in different banks in Moscow. First secondment to Moscow was at the Moscow representative office of Postipankki Ltd (1990-1993), then for a leading joint-venture bank, International Moscow Bank (2002-2007), a Russian commercial bank Orgresbank (2007-2008), and as a managing director of a subsidiary bank of Svenska Handelsbanken (2009-2010).
Esa has worked with all of the Eastern European countries and banks, and also with Scandinavian exporters and investors active in those countries. His particular focus has been the former Soviet Union and Russia and the former CMEA countries, supporting Nordic Corporate clients in all their banking related issues, especially project and export finance. After his banking career, during his consulting career, he remains involved with several Russian projects.
As a private consultant, Esa has focused on helping Nordic corporates enter the Russian market, developing their businesses in the region, as well as providing management and risk control of their existing operations. He is an advisor to the Finnish shareholders of a major energy-related project with regard to project financing. He has served as Board Member of companies with business interest in Russia. He has also acted as consultant to the Finnish government-owned Export Guarantee Board with regard to its support to Finnish exports into Russia, and has provided a study of financing possibilities for Cleantech investments in Finland to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
Esa is a Master of Science (International Economics) from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (1987), and he has further banking education at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian and German.