Mr Saukkola holds a master’s degree in forest resource management (MSc For) from the University of Helsinki. In addition to statistical and spatial modeling & analysis, his expertise includes forest inventory and planning methods. Saukkola has also studied forest sciences in Germany and familiarized himself with German forest management standards. With Indufor, Saukkola has been responsible for map creation and forest resources, but also worked in international forest product benchmarking, covering wide range of products and countries. He is fluent in Finnish and English.