CEO, Member of board, Partner
Pekka Paloheimo is one of the founders of the company. Previously he has worked as a consultant, sales director and a freelance journalist among other things. Just before Eero Paloheimo Ecocity Ltd he worked as a senior consultant in Mercuri International Ltd where he helped customers from different business fields to develop their management and sales processes. Pekka Paloheimo is Eero's son and has grown up with the theory of Ecocity. He also has an extraordinary connection to the global ecology; he has cycled from Nordkapp to Gibraltar, from Los Angeles to New York and walked across the Australian continent.
Phone: +358 40 8439729
Terhi J Vapola
Member of board
Dr Terhi J Vapola is an experienced international business executive, with proven track record in managing businesses and driving growth through board work. Her experience spans from high tech start-ups and growth companies to venture capital and corporate venturing. A startup that she co-founded won the coveted Red Herring Europe and Red Dot Design awards. She has also worked as a managing director of a VC firm. Vapola strengthens Eero Paloheimo Ecocity's board with profound understanding of SaaS business model, digitalisation and international growth.
Phone: +358 40 8036407
E-mail: terhi (a) vvholding.fi
John D Philips
Member of board
John Philips has had distinguished international career building businesses and brands across the global beverage industry. His senior roles have included SVP Global Brand Director at Bacardi, Managing Director EMEA at Fosters Group and Regional Managing Director Latin America for DIAGEO. Between 2010 and 2013 John acted as Chairman at Bodegas LAN, a medium sized Spanish winery, where he led the development and successful sale of the business. Since 2008, John has led a number of international consulting and business turnaround assignments with a focus on growth strategy and business development. He is currently Chairman of the Powerful Water Company and a Board Member at JoGoGo, a Canadian SaaS company. John Philips holds an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD.
E-mail: jdp.ltd (a) gmail.com
Member of board, Senior advisor (Urban ecology), Partner
Professor Eero Paloheimo is one of the pioneers of the theory of an Ecocity. He has written several books and many articles on environmental issues and the future prospects. Paloheimo has worked as a designer, been a member of the Finnish Parliament and as a University professor as well as an advisor in many Ecocity projects. Paloheimo supports EPECC with his profound knowledge of urban ecology.
Phone: +358 50 5112714
E-mail: ekpaloheimo (a) hotmail.com
Aleksi Heikkilä (M. Sc.) has graduated from Aalto University where he studied water and environmental engineering. He specializes in storm water management, water supply, waste disposal and environmental law. He has also worked as a planner in public sector which has helped him to become familiar with regional planning and zoning.
Phone: +358 40 7175938
Land development specialist
Eero Valtonen has a M.Sc. (Tech.) degree from Aalto University’s Real Estate Economics program. Currently, he is doing a PhD in the Real Estate Research Group of Aalto University focusing on the implementation and financing of large-scale urban development projects from municipal perspective. Eero specializes in the analysis of the land-use plans’ financial impacts and the risk management of the land development process.
Phone: +358 40 7437015
Elina Inkiläinen is a M.Sc. in Agriculture and Forestry with vast experience in scientific research. In Eero Paloheimo Ecocity she has worked among other things with different GIS analyses and mapping and visualization projects. Her areas of expertise include urban ecosystem services, stormwater management and forest ecology. Previously she has worked for the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in an ecosystem services project.