Mr Silventoinen holds a master’s degree in forest products marketing (MSc For) from the University of Helsinki (1995). He has extensive experience in the wood products industry consulting in North America, Europe, Russia and elsewhere. He has completed and supervised consulting assignments including strategic and investment planning, third party business plan reviews, benchmarking studies, M&A and due diligence, timber supply and demand analyses, and market research. He has experience in structural and nonstructural panel products, engineered wood products and wood construction components, as well as softwood and hardwood lumber, biomass energy, and value added products. He is fluent in English, Finnish.