Esa Salminen
Senior Consultant
at Vahanen Environment

Vahanen Environment
Private company


Expert in:

Society Technology Environment Water Materials Processes Construction

More about this expert:

Passion Helping companies to succeed in their projects and business by taking environmental and social matters into account proactively and in a proper way. How did I become me? I have strong environmental education, M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering at the Tampere of University Technology and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. I have about 20 years of professional experience in clean tech business as a researcher, business developer and consultant, as well as manager and director of businesses. I have vast international business experience from working in Europe, Russia and other CIS countries, China, South East Asia and Africa. I have experience of a wide range of industries, more than 200 projects for a diversity of clients (SMEs, international corporate as well as banks and investors). I am also an experienced coach and I have written more than 40 technical and scientific publications. The problems I solve The diversity of my professional experience provides me an excellent insight needed to avoid risks and solve environmental and social problems in projects and business. Competences: Business development, management, consulting, auditing, clean tech, pollution abatement and waste management technologies, permitting, environmental due diligence, environmental and social due diligence, mergers and acquisition, risk management, supply chain, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, industrial symbiosis and ecosystems, nutrients recycling, resource efficiency, international projects