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 70 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
olli.haltia@dasos.fi

​Dr Haltia has 18 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 and Dasos Timberland Fund II

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 Seppänen has 16 years of 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 in plantation management and four years at Indufor Ltd as Senior Forestry Consultant covering Latin America, Europe, South East Asia, China and Africa (plantation feasibility studies, asset valuations and technical advice in management of biological assets). A partner and technical manager in a private teak plantation project 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
sami.veijalainen@dasos.fi

Mr Veijalainen has 13 years of experience from private equity, corporate finance and management consulting. Prior to joining Dasos Capital, he worked as a manager at KPMG Corporate Finance with focus on valuations, IFRS related engagements and commercial due diligencies in forest and other industries. Seven years’ experience with Pöyry Forest Industry Consulting focusing on forest asset valuation, wood supply plans and various corporate strategy issues mainly in the Nordic countries, Russia and South America. Three years of experience as a researcher in forest economics at the university. 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).

Nina Forsman-Haapaniemi, Administrative Manager

+358 40 508 6021
nina.forsman@dasos.fi

Jari Mikkola, Financial Manager

+358 40 901 0335
jari.mikkola@dasos.fi

Senior Advisors

Dr Marko Katila, Senior Advisor

+358 40 900 1689
marko.katila@dasos.fi

Tuomo Visanko, Senior Advisor

+358 400 352 990
tuomo.visanko@dasos.fi

Pedro Ochoa, Senior Advisor

+352 621 239 696
pedro.ochoa@dasos.fi

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.

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