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Profession: Senior Business Adviser, Turnaround Manager, Board Professional
Location Main Office: City // Tampere | Country // Finland
Company restructuring, IBR and business valuations, M&A transactions, Operations and production relocation projects, Post-acquisition integration, Post-acquisition takeover processes, Project management and coordination, Turnaround management
Experience in Industries, Products & Services:
Civil construction, Container ports and terminals, District heating and cooling, Electric cars, Forest and agriculture machinery, Glass reinforced products (GRP, FRP), Industrial production and manufacture, Industrial service and maintenance, Marine, Offshore (oil and gas), Pharmaceutical industry, Printed circuit boards, Steel structure production, Utility vehicles, Valves and pumps
Ari Virtanen is a native Finn and has a degree both in engineering (B.Sc. Eng.) and business administration (MBA), with university level post graduate studies in organizational psychology, business law and administrative sciences. He has over 30 years of practical experience in leadership and in strategic and operative management positions in the international market place. He has lived over 14 years on four continents, in six countries and has developed customer or supplier relations in over 70 countries.
Prior to establishing Solidior Ltd. he worked over 20 years in MNE size enterprises in various positions, such as managing director, manager of procurement and logistics, sales and marketing manager and contractual maintenance manager. For the last 10 years he has managed SME size companies with an international business scope.
Ari Virtanen is a certified Turnaround Management Consultant and is specialized in Interim & Crisis Management and Turnaround Management of underperforming companies, predominantly with an international business scope and companies in the transition processes towards international market place. He has also practical experience in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings and related corporate restructuring, divestments and M&A processes.
Ari Virtanen has managed both sales offices and production companies (with LEAN and OEE philosophies, FMS and robotic production methods) and has relocated several factories to new locations nationally and abroad. He has been in charge of a number of Post- acquisition takeover cases in Latin America, Africa and East Europe. He can manage business relations and lead the companies and processes in Finnish, English, Estonian, Spanish and Swedish languages.
Ari Virtanen joined CBA as associated M&A Adviser in December 2015.
Languages spoken: Finnish, English, Spanish, Swedish, Estonian
TMC (certified 2012 by TMA Finland), HHJ-PJ (Certified member of the board, Certified chairman of the board (Finland Chamber of Commerce),
Years in Advisory: 7
Accompanied & accomplished deals: 11
Total Transaction Volume: EUR 22,800,000
Diploma of Coastal Navigation (Navigation Association of Finland)