Our representative in Asia

Introduction of Mr. Rami J.R. Viitaniemi

Full profile of Mr. Rami J.R. Viitaniemi in address http://fi.linkedin.com/pub/rami-j-r-viitaniemi/12/810/2a7 (invitations will be accepted) and full CV available on request from any Gateway Norway AS office.

Qualifications at glance 

  • Over 20 years of proven track-record with broad understanding of diversified business environments.
  • Solid background from commercial and technical B2B services and organisations in and out.
  • Expertise in organizational development, change management, procurement & logistics, industrial maintenance, management and recruitment consulting, business start-ups, venture capital and finance.
  • Investment memorandums, business plans, strategic and operational plans and contracts written.

Professional history in short


Rami’s career in Southeast Asia began already in 1995 in Singapore in financial management and venture capital projects. However, his overseas experience dates back to 1993, when he moved to New York to work for a Finnish bank as a financial analyst.

In 1997, Rami established himself in Vietnam for a start-up project for Singaporean investors. He stayed and co-established a business providing services in human resources, organizational development and management consulting. He is also one of the founding members of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (NCCV) and the first Executive Director of European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ECCV).

Rami decided to return to Finland and in the beginning of 2003 started his work in Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), a Finnish nuclear power company where as a Technical Procurement Officer he was responsible for large scale investment projects, and developed the procurement respectively.

In 2008, ABB recruited him as a Manager of Procurement and Logistics for industrial maintenance services. Known for his abilities to implement change and lead people, he was asked to manage diversity of internal projects, such is restructuring an entire business unit. Rami also managed large scale maintenance projects for ABB’s industrial customers, mostly in generator and electric motors field.

Now, Rami is the representative of Gateway Norway AS in Southeast Asia and from the beginning of 2015 resides in Vietnam once again. Simultaneously, he is developing Operate & Maintain operations for Anycon, Ltd.

“If something is worth of doing, must be worth of doing it well.”

Link to CV: Rami J.R. Viitaniemi  CV – Rami Viitaniemi 09 2014