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Riku Eskelinen

Board Member, INSIC

Full Description:

1. Full Name & Contact details

Riku Antti Eemeli Eskelinen

Email: riku.eskelinen@sll.fi

Phone: +358 50 572 7782

 

2. Area of expertise

Management, International Business, Renewable Energy, Environmental management


3. Professional Career

Riku Eskelinen has made his career in environmental NGOs and politics. At the moment he works as the Head of Development at the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (Luonnonsuojeluliitto), which is the biggest environmental NGO in Finland. In that position he is also heading the projects and programs of the association.

From 2009 to 2016 he worked as the Program Manager at EKOenergy. Together with his team he made this Finnish ecolabel a worldwide success story. Now EKOenergy is the only ecolabel for energy, which is available in all countries in the world.

Eskelinen has also hold many positions at Finnish politics and also in international political organisations. He has been a vice president at the Nordic Centre Youth, member of board at the European Liberal Youth and a member of the board at the Helsinki Environmental Board.

 

4. Specialization

Eskelinen is specialised in strategic management, environmental standards and environmental systems management. He is also specialised in energy production and consumption and their impacts in nature.


5. Experience

Head of Development at the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation 2016 onwards

Co-Head of Secretariat at EKOenergy 2009-2017

Climate Specialist at WWF Finland 2008-2009

Assistant for a member of the Finnish Parliament 2005-2006

Secretary General at Helsinki Centre Youth, 2005-2008


6. Present Occupation

Head of Development at the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation 2016 onwards