Mari Pennanen

SpecialityChief Business Development Officer African Ports and Corridors Holdings

Mari has been appointed as Chief Business development Officer (CBDO) to African Ports and Corridors Holdings (APCH). APCH focuses to reduce the logistical costs in Sub-Saharan Africa by investing in port and corridor infrastructure. The aim is to connect hinterland demand centers to major ports with world class multi-modal logistics service providers promoting sustainability and common user access.APCH’s vision is to enable low cost transport corridor logistics to change lives in Africa. This sounds excellent to Mari since challenges in port and hinterland logistics has been her interest for almost two decades. Furthermore, Integrating ISO standards quality management systems approach, IFC performance standards, United Nations Global Compact Initiative (UNGC) values and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with innovative inclusive business models to maritime and intermodal environment is her passion. Mari has Msc from University of Helsinki, Finland and several post-graduate studies in different European universities. Last year she finished successfully precious leadership course implemented by Aalto University. Mari has experience of more than 24 years in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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