Board of Directors

Chair of the Board

Eero Lehtovaara


As a Master Mariner, Eero has a deep understanding of vessels and operators. He has broad experience in the marine industry and has managed operations both onboard vessels and on the shoreside. With his international and multilingual operations background, he efficiently communicates the ABB Marine's strengths to customers. Eero is responsible for the continuous communication with classification societies and main stakeholders. He has completed ABB's Senior Leadership Development Program at IMD Business School in Lausanne.

Vice-Chair of the Board

Anton Westerlund


Anton is currently holding a Vice President position at Kongsberg Maritime, leading the Remote Operation Solutions department, focused on technology and product development, meeting the needs for remote operation of ships and other floating assets. He has been involved in the development of remote and autonomous technology since 2017, holding various managerial positions in the technical and commercial domains. Anton is a graduate of the Maritime Academy in Turku (FI), with almost a decade of seagoing experience in various officer positions on different ship types.

Board Member

Sanna Sonninen

Finnpilot Pilotage

Sanna is a Master Mariner and holds a Master of Science degree in Maritime Engineering from Aalto University. Before starting as a research scientist and project manager at VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, in 2001, Sanna worked onboard Finnish merchant ships as an officer for almost 10 years. She has also worked as a Development Manager at the Finnish Maritime Administration and as a Director at the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, with responsibilities in maritime issues, aviation, road, and railroad safety. In 2017 she was appointed Pilotage Director of the state-owned pilotage company Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd and the CEO of the Ice Advisors Ltd, a company assisting shipmasters on vessels navigating in icy conditions. She is a Doctoral Researcher at the Aalto University Research group on Safe and Efficient Marine and Ship Systems.

Board Member

Tommi Pettersson


Tommi has 25 years of experience in areas of international business, sales, business development, product management, product development and leading multicultural, multi-disciplined global teams. He holds Master of Science (Engineering) and Master of Science (Economics) degrees. He joined Cargotec in 2014 and has been working in different leadership roles in the areas of automation, product development, software development and R&D,