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Risto Heikkala

Renewer: Risto Heikkala
At Neste: 10 years
Current title: Solution Lead, Oil and Renewable Products Logistics
Location: Espoo

"When I started working at Neste Shipping a decade ago, I was the first to come from the outside of the marine industry. I’m typically not afraid to grab new challenges. I like new ideas and challenges even though I may not be sure about the end result. I’ve had six different titles and positions during the years. Literally the only way is forward.

My job is to lead a renewing project of logistics ICT solutions and ensure that the best practices and solutions will be deployed successfully in global logistics. An integrated ERP platform will enhance the Growth of Renewable Products and the Baltic Sea business competitiveness. I get to plan ideas from scratch, create and innovate. It is essential to see the big picture and the end-to-end consequences. All the systems need to be future-proofed. 

I’ve been developing myself my whole career. The latest step was when I started my EMBA studies in the Henley Business School, University of Reading. The international business studies have already been beneficial for me, for Neste and for my future. We have all the possibilities for personal development and growth. That’s one of the reasons why I would highly recommend working at Neste."

Risto Heikkala
“Keep your mind open for the unknown"
Risto Heikkala, Solution Lead, Oil and Renewable Products Logistics, Espoo