Management Board

Eero Lehtovaara

Eero Lehtovaara – ABB Oy

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

Specialties: Energy conservation, shipmanagement, Vessel operations, business development, Classification societies

Eero Lehtovaara acts as the Chairman for the Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem.


Tommi Pettersson – Cargotec

Tommi Pettersson has 25 years of experience from areas of international business, sales, business development, product management, product development and leading multicultural, multi disciplined global teams. Tommi 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 area of automation, product development, software development and R&D.
In his current position Tommi Pettersson Leads Cargotec’s Digital Solution Hub, which is providing together with Cargotec Strategic Business Units digital solutions to Cargotec’s customers. He is passionate about helping maritime and logistics industry move towards smarter, more profitable and sustainable logistics through digitalisation, data and optimized cargo flows.


Sanna Sonninen – Finnpilot


Matti  Vakkuri – Haltian


Anton Westerlund – Kongsberg


Drew Orvieto – Sea Machines Robotics

Drew Orvieto is an experienced marine industry professional with a diverse background, which includes naval architecture, product design, engineering management, sales, product strategy, and business development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture, a master’s degree in Product Architecture, and an MBA. A lifelong boater, Drew has worked with a variety of boat and shipbuilders including Feadship, General Dynamics NASSCO, and Brunswick. He was previously the Engineering Manager and head of Commercial Sales for ZF Marine in North America and is currently Senior Director of Product Management at Sea Machines Robotics. He is extremely passionate about design and innovation, particularly in the marine industry, and holds multiple patents for boating-specific products and software. He was selected as one of Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 in 2020, identifying him as one of the young leaders in the recreational boating industry.


Christian Sundell – TietoEVRY

Christian has had several management positions during his 25+ year career in Software and High Technology. Currently he is a director at TietoEVRY for Global Intelligent Transport and Logistics business and public business digital transformation development in Finland. The position contains strategy work, sales and partnership within traffic, transport, and logistics domain in addition to leading and seeking growth for innovative organisation and society



Michael Christiansen – Wärtsilä