Laivastokatu 4 B 23
00160 Helsinki, Finland
Cell +358-40-833 7090
Fax +358-9-622 72610
2000–2002 Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, International MBA, Helsinki, Finland
1999 University of Art and Design, environment construction, core course, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Tulane University, Art Department, sculpture, New Orleans, USA
1989–91 University of Art and Design, Design Management, CDM, Helsinki, Finland
1983–84 Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, JOKO, Helsinki, Finland
1980–82 University of Art and Design, metal art and design, Helsinki, Finland
1978 Finnish Gemological Association, gemology, core course, Helsinki, Finland
1976–80 Lahti Polytechnic, metal art, Lahti, Finland
Professional in business
2002–04 Project Director, Kehittämiskeskus Oy Häme, Wetterhoff Center Brand Project, Hämeenlinna, Finland
1998–02 Design Management Consultant, for Aborea Oy, Aspectum Oy, AVA- Instituutti, F-Secure, K-Instituutti, Lapponia Jewelry Ltd, Marli Group Oy, Millimarin Oy, Sacrum Oy, Finland
1995–97 Management Consultant for corporate identity and marketing. Prepared business plans, marketing studies, developed marketing strategies. Incorporated the company and was operational adviser for Extended DISC North America Inc. Partner in ARK Resources Inc. doing market research for companies such as Edita, USA
1987–94 Management Consultant in Finland, Soviet Union, Russia, and Baltic Countries, consulted with companies such as Kati-Myynti Oy, jewelry; Swatch and Perkko Oy, watch marketing; Human Resources Inc. to launch employee training business in Baltic markets; worked with local start-ups to understand western business procedures and communication; Partner of A/S Amarell, Estonia
1986–94 Co-founder and Chairman of cartoon syndicate Kalletuotanto Oy, Finland
1984–99 Design Management Lecturer at Lahti Polytechnic, Lahti. Kuopio Art Academy, Kuopio. University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Satakunta Polytechnic, Pori, Finland.
1983–89 Founder and manager of first jewelry and metal art gallery in Helsinki, Finland; Galleria 585
1980–93 Founder and manager, jewelry and business gift manufacturing and retail, Ateljee 585 Oy, Helsinki, Finland
1979–83 Manager of Art and Craft Summer Exhibition, OPEXPO/OPUS, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Savonlinna, Finland
1994 Co-writer of corporate identity handbook “Design Management- corporate image provides competitive edge”, OTAVA, Finland
2004 “Design Management – managing corporate identity”, KYAMK, Finland
Positions of trust
1991 Director of International Stone Conference, Lappeenranta, Finland
1989–91 Chairman of Finnish Cartoonist Association
1981–83 Board member of Finnish Goldsmiths Association, Helsinki, Finland
Art and design professional
2000– Partner in Architecture competition studio JUKKAJUKKA
1995–96 Residence artist, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
1995– Part-time professional sculptor. Work has been shown in art galleries in United States and Finland. Solo-show in New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, 1998
1980– Design Manager, working with different design industry projects in Finland, Italy, Estonia and USA
1971–76 Freelance Painter and Sculptor
Music activities
1976–79 Music studies at Päijät-Häme conservatory, Lahti, Finland
  Singing in Opera Choirs, 1975–78 Lahti Opera Choir, 1978–1992 Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir, Finnish Philharmonic Choir 1992–
New Orleans Opera Choir 1995–97, Nilsiä Opera Choir 2000–, and several other productions.
  Finnish (mother language), Swedish (good, restore), English (fluent), Estonia (basic, restore), Italy (basic, restore), French (basic, restore), Spanish (basic, restore)
  Born in Helsinki, Finland, married to Aurora Heickell MD, ophthalmologist, children; Helga '97, Aura '98