None of us is as smart as all of us

Japanese proverb


Martin Seppälä

PhD. (Econ.), Partner, Chairman
Dr Martin Seppälä has a Ph.D.(Econ.) in strategic management from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki and has worked as a lecturer and visiting professor in strategy and management in the Estonian Business School (EBS), Aalto University, Hanken Business School and SKEMA (CERAM) in the French Grande Ecole System. He has served as a board/advisory board member in many companies internationally. team

Martin has been working as a management consultant since 1999 – before Excedea in Andersen Consulting’s and Accenture’s strategy group. During the last 17 years, Martin has worked on growth and strategy issues with such companies as Nokia, HP, TeliaSonera, Nokian Tyres, Stockmann and Technopolis. Besides delivering longer projects on-site in Scandinavia and the Baltics, Martin has also worked in London and in markets throughout Europe, Russia and Asia. Martin has a wealth of experience in real estate and private equity investments, cross-border M&A and creating successful international growth strategies in a wide range of industries (including consumer goods and services, ICT, real estate investments, healthcare and manufacturing industry). 

Mikael Orkomies

Senior Partner
Mikael Orkomies holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Management and Engineering from the Aalto University School of Science and Technology. Mikael’s consulting career began in 1998 at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. In 2000-2005 Mikael worked at Accenture as a strategy consultant in communications and high tech sector before moving on to establish a consulting company specializing on growth and internationalization.

During the years Mikael has worked both with large multinationals and SMEs; and with clients from e.g. ICT, service outsourcing, food industry, automotive and heavy machinery industries. Mikael has long experience from factory establishment projects in Europe, process rollouts in Asia and multi-country business opportunity assessments in Eastern Europe.

The common denominator in the projects has been the interest in growing abroad. As a result of the accumulated knowledge in internationalization, Mikael has been an advisor to several governmental agencies interested in attracting FDI as well as a frequent guest speaker in seminars focusing on growth.


Viktor Reppo

Viktor Reppo holds economics degrees from Estonian Business School in Tallinn and Copenhagen Business Academy in Denmark.

Viktor has been helping his clients to realize their international growth ambitions for over 10 years. He has worked extensively in the markets of Europe, CIS, and Asia. Viktor is especially widely recognized as an expert on the markets of Russia and CIS. Viktor’s long-term clients include companies from the consumer goods, healthcare, ICT and manufacturing sectors.


Liudmila Gonchar

Senior Advisor
Liudmila Gonchar holds M.Sc in Management from Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) and a Degree in Economics and Management from Belarusian State Economic University (Belarus). Liudmila Gonchar has 9+ years of international project management experience focusing on international growth, market entries, new business developments. Her main markets are the CIS countries and Northern European markets. Liudmila has a large-scale Chinese experience with a full-time onsite presence in a sourcing project covering +100 factory inspection as well as a number of other similar smaller projects in China. She is highly proficient in research and analysis of business/market data.

Johan Hackman

Senior Advisor
Johan Hackman has led projects across a wide variety of industries such as Machine building and technology, FMCG and Retail, Automotive, High-tech and Med-tech. He has supported global leaders in developing best-in-class solutions in projects such as supplier evaluation, benchmarking, operational due diligence, simulation of production sites, inventory management and design of global logistics networks.

In addition to Asia, Johan has a long experience of working in other emerging economies, including Russia and Eastern Europe.

Johan holds an M.Sc. In Economics from Åbo Akademi University in Finland and has also studied at the Chinese University of HK, National Taiwan Normal University, Central Institute of Nationalities Beijing and Pacific Asian Management Institute University of Hawaii.

Bin Sun

Senior Advisor
Bin Sun is a Chinese national with a Master’s degree from the French Grande Ecole system. Bin is an experienced advisor for Western companies in the Asia-Pacific region and for Chinese investment companies active in Europe.

Karsten Loemker

Senior Advisor
Karsten Loemker is a German national with a LLB degree. Karsten started off his career as a solicitor but has during the years moved more and more towards management consulting. As a result, today Karsten is fluent in both supporting companies in growth strategy outside their home markets and in expansion and restructuring related legal matters.

Mika Ruotsalo

Senior Advisor
Mika Ruotsalo is a Finnish national with long construction metals and financial services experience. Mika has worked for US, Finnish and Austrian companies across Eastern Europe in senior management positions focusing on a market expansion and scaling startups. 

Ivo Urbanovics

Senior Advisor
Ivo Urbanovics is a Latvian national with an international business background. He has advised several Scandinavian companies to establish themselves in Latvia. He has also assisted many Latvian companies to develop international sales. Ivo is specialized in the development of innovative start-ups. He is experienced in the IT outsourcing, food and manufacturing industries.

Nils Ole Krogstad

Senior Advisor
Nils Ole Krogstad is a Norwegian national holding MSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Stavanger (UiS) and a Master of Management degree from the Norwegian School of Management (BI). Nils Ole is an expert in strategy, business development, M&A, and corporate finance. He has a wide international experience from working in Africa for several years and establishing businesses in the Nordics, Baltics, and India.