Mr Terävä has MSc in Forestry from the University of Helsinki (1990). He has almost 30 years of experience in the forest industry, especially in the fields of raw material sourcing for the forest industry, international trade of roundwood and forest industry products and logistics.
He has been working for 24 years in the international wood market, supplying roundwood, sawn material, wood chips and pellets from Russia to Scandinavia, Western Europe, Asia and Africa.
His native language is Finnish. He is fluent in Russian and English and competent in Swedish.