Board of Directors

Chair of the Board

Markus Laurinen


Markus has 20+ years of experience in maritime technology and business, and he is currently holding a Growth & Solutions Director position, focusing on strategy and development of Remote & Autonomous business in Kongsberg Maritime. He has been actively involved and shaping the remote & autonomous business since 2015, holding various managerial positions in the domain. He holds Master of Science (Engineering) degree." 

Vice-Chair of the Board

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. She is a Doctoral Researcher at the Aalto University Research group on Safe and Efficient Marine and Ship Systems.

Board Member

Roy Funck


Roy has a 30 years experience in telecommunication industry, covering product and organization development, product management, innovation scouting, business development and customer services and ecosystem creation spanning from 1G to 5G. He holds Master of Science (Engineering) degrees from Aalto university. He joined ABB Marine and Ports in 2018 and has been working as the Senior Vice President of Technology since then.

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,