Experts of the Maritime Logistics Research Center: Antti, Kalle and Hanna
The Maritime Logistics Research Center employs a wide range of experts from different disciplines in both national and international projects. This time around Antti Värre, Kalle Toivonen and Hanna Kajander introduce themselves and give an insight into their background.
Antti Värre, Project Manager
I’ve graduated from SAMK in Maritime management in 2010. My career has included different roles in the maritime sector, including stevedoring, towage, pilot boats and fairway work. A few years after graduation I was pulled into the world of hydrography where I worked as a hydrographer and later shifted on-shore to do operative office work. In addition to hydrography, I worked in chart production. My career at SAMK as a Project Manager in the SataMieLo project started at the beginning of January 2022. I spend most of my free time with my family and my children’s hobbies. In the summer, I try to spend time at sea and at our family summer cottage.
Kalle Toivonen, Project Researcher
I graduated from SAMK as an Engineer of Industrial Management and Technology (BSc). I have worked in industry in the Rauma area before joining SAMK. Currently, I am working as a Project Researcher at the Maritime Logistics Research Center, and, in addition, I teach 3D-modelling and product development. My career at SAMK started in January 2021, and I have really enjoyed working with awesome colleagues… even though some colleagues still need reminding and convincing about how nice it is to play golf during summertime.
Hanna Kajander, Project Manager
I started with SAMK in April 2022 as a Communications and Stakeholder Relations Expert. I have a Master of Arts in PR and Organizational Communications, and majority of my work experience is with Finnish pulp and paper industry and from the field of nuclear energy – a job through which I have also worked abroad. Internationality is close to my heart, as are the themes of holistic well-being: I am a solution-focused life coach, mental coach and the latest feather in my well-being hat is graduating as a clinical hypnotherapist. All the remaining time I dedicate to my daughter and whenever possible, also to sports and to the local crisis center as a crisis help line volunteer.