Enhancing EverGreen.

Dasos Team

Dasos Management Team, combining in-depth international forestry knowledge with capital market and forestry investment experience, is well-positioned to provide quality investment advice to make best use of the emerging, new investment opportunities. The Team has deep and broad experience both in Europe and emerging markets. It has accumulated more than 100 years of international forestry and forest industry experience, covering key forestry countries. Team members have worked together for years creating a cohesive team with complementary capabilities.

Our team has excellent international industry and expert networks and established contacts with relevant wood buyers – many of them forest industry companies, from pulp & paper and solid wood product industries.

Operational Team

Dr Olli Haltia, Senior Partner, CEO

+358 40 901 0338

Dr Olli Haltia has over 30 years’ experience in managing advisory and investment related teams in the environment of private equity and consulting with sound track record. Some 20 years of forest sector experience with wide geographical range and global touch. Thorough professional exposure to forest and natural resource technology-driven investments and financing issues and expertise in advisory assignments related to industrial restructuring. Expert in timberland investments, management and valuation as well as in the questions related to forest ownership and public-private-partnership models. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London, a M.Sc. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Forest Economics both from the University of Helsinki.

Dasos responsibilities:

Key Executive for Dasos Timberland Fund I, Dasos Timberland Fund II and Dasos Sustainable Forest and Wood III AIF

CEO & Chairman, Indufor Oy (2003-2008)

Partner, Bio Fund Management Oy (20012003);

Senior Loan Officer, Economist, European Investment Bank (1996-2001)

Vice President, Forestry Finance, Jaakko Pöyry Consulting Ltd (1993-1996)

Ph.D. Student in Economics, University of London (1990-1993)

Forestry Expert, Indufor Oy (1983-1993)

Mr Petteri Seppänen has 30 years of professional experience and proven track record in sustainable forest management with focus on commercial forest plantations. Previously he has worked 10 years in the Latin American pulp and paper industry as plantation manageer and four years at Indufor Ltd as Senior Forestry Consultant covering Latin America, Europe, South East Asia, China and Africa. Most of his consulting assignments were related to plantation forestry (feasibility studies, valuation, and technical advice). In addition, Petteri has initiated, developed, and successfully exited a private teak plantation venture in Central America. He holds M.Sc. (1993) and a post-graduate degree (1996) in forest sciences (silviculture and forest management) from the University of Helsinki.

Dasos responsibilities:

Key Executive for Dasos Timberland Fund I and Dasos Timberland Fund II

Plantation Manager in Panama (2008-2009);

Senior Forestry Expert, Indufor (2005-2009);

Forestry Manager/Technical Manager in Latin American pulp and paper industry (several private companies 1996-2005);

Post-graduate studies and related research in forest sciences University of Helsinki (1994-1995),  Reseacher in Finnish Forest Research Institute (1993-1994).

Sami Veijalainen, Senior Partner

+358 40 516 5794

Mr Sami Veijalainen has 20 year’s experience in private equity, corporate finance and management consulting. He is a timberland investment professional with a long-term experience in timberland investments and valuations especially in Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Dasos, he worked as a manager at KPMG Corporate Finance with focus on valuations and due diligencies in forest and other industries. Seven years’ experience with Pöyry Forest Industry Consulting focusing on timberland valuations, wood supply plans and various corporate strategy issues mainly in Europe, Russia and Latin America.

He has a M.Sc. in Accounting from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, M.Sc. in Forest Economics from the University of Joensuu, and CEFA from Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki).

Dasos responsibilities:

Key Executive for Dasos Timberland Fund I and Dasos Timberland Fund II

Assistant Manager, KPMG Oy Ab, Corporate Finance (2007-2008);

Consultant, Pöyry Forest Industry Consulting Oy (2000-2007);

Senior Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Control Unit (1999);

Researcher, University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forestry (1997-1999).

Mr Pahkasalo is an investment professional who specializes on natural resources and forestry in the private equity environment. He has over 15 years of management consulting and private equity investment experience in the fields of conservation and forestry, covering a wide range of countries and geographies (Latin America, Africa Asia, Russia and Europe). In the consulting business, he worked extensively with client’s business plans and strategy processes, feasibility and other pre-investment studies in the forest industries and was leading the forest asset valuations business. In the private equity business he has worked with deal identification, all parts of the DD process, deal structuring and portfolio company management. He holds M.Sc. in Forest Economics from University of Helsinki.Dasos responsibilities:
Fundraising, due diligence, deal sourcing and forest asset management

Director, Portfolio Management, Timberland (2017-2019);

Vice President, Timberland Investment (2015-2017);

Head of Forest Investment Services Consulting (2013-2015), Sr Consultant (2011-2013);

Regional Manager, China and SE Asia (2009-2010);

Economic Affairs Officer (2009);

Analyst/Economist (2005-2009);

Researcher (2004);

Market Analyst (2003).

Hannes Kokkonen, Investment Manager

+358 44 586 6357

Mr Hannes Kokkonen is a fully fledged forest funds’ professional with a versatile work experience of several years in the context of forest funds. Mr Kokkonen has been exposed to various fund related tasks, including diverse administrational and valuation issues at the level of funds as well as regarding forest-based natural capital assets. In particular, he has developed technical and business economic expertise concerning the accounting for and value creation based on such forestry related co-assets as wind & solar, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, recreational forest uses and water.  

Prior to joining Dasos, Mr Kokkonen has worked for United Bankers in Helsinki and during his studies for Uniforst where he also served as board member in 2018-2020. He holds an M.Sc. in Forest Sciences with a major in Forest Economics from the
University of Helsinki.

Dasos Responsibilities:

Valuation and Financial Modelling of Investments, Renewable Energy, Natural Capital

Pernilla Hokkanen, Chief Financial Officer, Risk Management Officer

+358 40 190 4399

Ms Pernilla Hokkanen (M.Sc. Econ & Business Admin) has over ten years of experience from fund administration, NAV calculation and regulatory fund reporting. Prior to joining Dasos, she worked at Grit Rahastoyhtiö Oy as Fund Administration Manager and at Etha Wind Oy as Project Analyst. At Dasos, she is in charge of financial management, fund administration and accounting, valuations, regulatory and investor reporting, and risk management.

Dasos responsibilities:

Back office, risk management, financial management, valuations, reporting

Nina Forsman-Haapaniemi, Administrative Manager

+358 40 508 6021

Ms Nina Forsman-Haapaniemi has over 25 years of experience from administration and office management, including back office duties, investor reporting, invoicing, procurement, office infrastructure, human resources and public relations. Prior to joining Dasos Capital, she worked as Administrative Manager at Indufor Oy. At Dasos Capital, she is in charge of the back office, compliance, development of investor reporting and office management. She holds a B.Sc. degree in business administration.

Dasos responsibilities:

Back office, Compliance, Office management

Administration, Indufor Oy (1994-2012);

Sales secretary, Finnpap (1986-1987)

Senior Advisors

Dr Marko Katila, Senior Advisor

+358 40 900 1689

Tuomo Visanko, Senior Advisor

+358 400 352 990

Pedro Ochoa, Senior Advisor

+352 621 239 696

Other resources and networks

In addition, we use extensively our own broad network of local, regional and international consulting companies. We place great value in identifying always the best possible partners for each location and asset with emphasis on accessing local intelligence and know-how.