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Powering EURASIAN Trade

Powering EURASIAN Trade

Creating access and opportunities in Southeast Asia
for Nordic small and mid cap companies.

Connecting Our Clients to Influence

Success in Asia is dependent upon having access to the real influencers. We ensure for our clients the connections to the actual decision makers in
Southeast Asia.

Providing Vital Knowledge

We provide unique intelligence and analysis to power strategic decisions. Our clients choose a path to truly understanding their target market to achieve sustainable success.

Services

Polku

A market-leading approach to internationalisation.

Viima

Delegations 2.0 for both the private and public sector.

Routa

A customizable research product covering selected Asian regions.

Etso

For companies interested in local and global causes.

services

Polku

A market leading approach to internationalisation.

Viima

Delegations 2.0 for both the private and public sector.

Routa

A customizable research product covering selected Asian regions.

Etso

For companies interested in local and global causes.

Our Team

Jyrki Ritvala

Jyrki Ritvala

Chairman

After his esteemed career as a lawyer, Jyrki Ritvala held important positions at Finnish State Owned Enterprises and government agencies such as Executive Vice President of Oy Sisu-Auto Ab and Director General of Vehicle Administration AKE.

In 2009, Mr. Jyrki was appointed by the President of Finland as Councilor of Transport and Communications.

As Chairman of UUKU Consulting Oy Mr. Jyrki is dedicated to using his vast experience to encourage Finnish companies to embark on international business ventures with long-lasting success.

Juha Ritvala

Juha Ritvala

Founder, CEO

Mr. Juha Ritvala has over a decade of experience as a consultant on the Asian market working across multiple business sectors.

As a long-term friend to the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr. Juha is keen on seeing the relationship between Finland and Thailand grow on both a commercial and cultural level.

Mr. Juha believes that business should always be a force of good, and is driven to create world-wide benefits supported by Finnish know-how, particularly in the field of education.

Samu Järvisaari

Samu Järvisaari

CFO

After 5 years of studies and work in Asia, Mr. Samu Järvisaari developed a deep understanding of the regional economies, cultures and languages.

He graduated from ABAC University of Bangkok in year 2018 with a BBA in Finance and Marketing.

Mr. Samu, heading up UUKU’s research division as our chief analyst, uses his years of experience to meet the intelligence demands of both Finnish and international clients.

Roope Kangas

Roope Kangas

COO

After a career as a professional golfer, Mr. Roope is now focusing his drive and ambitions towards the world of business.

Educated at the renowned Aalto University School of Business of Helsinki, and with a passion for entrepreneurship, Mr. Roope, in his role as COO, is devoted to bringing success to UUKU Consulting Oy clients and partners in Asia.

Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones

Senior Advisor

Matthew has more than ten years of post-admission experience in commercial litigation, particularly banking, construction, resources, insolvency and insurance.

He has been listed in Doyle’s Guide as ‘Leading’ in Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Arbitration.
Matthew has a keen interest in public interest litigation and is a significant contributor to pro bono community legal services.

He is a professional member of the Resolution Institute as well as being a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

Oliver Mackay

Oliver Mackay

Senior Advisor

Oliver Mackay is an experienced consultant focused on the Asia-Pacific region, with a demonstrated record of growing revenue. He speaks Mandarin after living in China for 8 years. Oliver has operated in both import and export scope with Asia across both industrial and consumer goods.

Having years of experience as a General Manager, Oliver is skilled in high-pressure stakeholder communication and account management. Oliver thrives on making ideas into plans and guiding new ventures from zero to one.

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