Anssi Rantasalo, M.Sc.(Econ.) and eMBA, is the CEO of Kemppi, a Finland based private company that specializes in the design, manufacture and commercialization of electric arc welding equipment, software and expert services. The company’s sales revenues in 2015 were about USD 145 million and it employs more than 650 people in 16 different countries. The share of international sales is >90% with regular business in >70 countries. (www.kemppi.com).
Anssi Rantasalo has a versatile international experience, including several years of CEO positions in the French and German subsidiaries of KEMPPI, as well as studies in the U.S., Canada and Germany. He has been the President of the European Welding Association (EWA) for several years. Currently stationed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he is widening his global experience with Asian exposure.
Anssi Rantasalo is a Board Member of a Finnish enzyme and food ingredient producer and a Member of the Advisory Board of a major Scandinavian banking corporation. He is also an active contributor to the business development activity within the Technology Industry Cluster in Finland, especially in the fields of IoT and Industrial Services.
He serves as The Honorary Consul of France for the Päijät-Häme Region in Finland.