Jarkko ToivolaDirector at Alfons Hakans Ltd
Born 1959 , at present Director/Vice President at Alfons Hakans Ltd, a Finnish Towage company with decades of ice-operations experience from Baltic Sea but also from Arctic regions ice-management operations.
Previous he held the post of Chief Maritime Specialist and Head of Winter Navigation unit in the Finnish Transport Agency. This is the authority responsible for arranging and operating icebreaking and winter navigation for Finnish ports.
Capt. Toivola he has served in leading positions in domestic and international maritime and ship-building projects including management of major oil terminals in the Northern Baltic. At the Agency he was in charge of building new DF (Diesel/LNG) icebreaker for Finland.
Capt. Toivola has sailed on all size vessels year around in the Baltic and international trade, and sailed as a master since 1992 until 2009.
He has also worked worldwide as a trials and training master for azimuth thrust vessels including Sakhalin Arctic Offshore, where he also conducted operational side of major ice-management operations.