Meet Our Team
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.
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.
Anssi Rekula has years of experience in strategic advisory roles in Asia and USA.
He was pilot at Finnair for 26 years and also one of the founders of Atol Avion Ltd, only active aircraft factory in Finland.
Anssi supports UUKU Consulting Chairman and CEO in strategical decisions and operative teams both in Finland and Asia.
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.
As of September 2020 Mr. Samu is studying Master of Science in Economics at University of Oulu.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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, Mr. Oliver is skilled in high-pressure stakeholder communication and account management. Mr. Oliver thrives on making ideas into plans and guiding new ventures from zero to one.