WOIMA Press Release 16 January 2020
WOIMA Finland Oy is proud to announce a new Board Member. Andreas Back brings valuable global power project development and project financing experience to WOIMA’s Board of Directors.
Andreas has over 15 years of experience in global project financing, having successfully contributed to raising long term corporate debt and limited recourse financing for customers in an aggregate amount of over USD 1 billion, representing over 1GW of green field power generation and maritime projects at Wärtsilä. He has also been a guest lecturer at several universities over the past years, teaching the basics of Project Finance to students. Andreas holds a Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) degree from Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki.
“I am very delighted to see Andreas Back joining our team. Andreas brings well sought-after experience and network in international power generation project and corporate financing. Our customers will see improved capabilities in offering financing solutions and ways to reach financial close. His credentials match perfectly to our needs as its vital that we are able to offer our clients with solid financing packages going forward.” explains Matti Manner, Chairman of the Board.
“With Andreas, our Board is even more capable to support WOIMA Core Team in reaching its vision and making a great positive impact for our planet. We have a very promising times ahead and year 2020 will bring loads of positive for WOIMA and I am happy to see Andreas adding even more to that.” adds CEO Henri Kinnunen.
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WOIMA Finland Oy has its main focus in to developing the waste-to-energy and waste-to-fuel technologies in the small and medium scale range. We will increase economic, environmental and social well-being in emerging countries by delivering best-in-class waste-to-energy solutions and services.
WOIMA, with its vision of decentralized waste management, will not only revolutionize the way waste is handled today, but it will radically and readily improve local quality of life and empower people by utilizing waste as a commodity instead of discarding it as refuse. We will combine the Finnish engineering know-how in waste management with power plant design expertise to produce results that will completely change the competitive landscape in waste management. Our location in Vaasa, Finland, a world-renowned energy cluster capital, grants us access to the brightest minds and most experienced professionals in energy-related project businesses.