Marco Stracquadanio

Marco Stracquadanio (President) has more than 20 years of experience in Banking, Mobile and Telecom industries. Most of them were spent in different R&D roles, developing and managing R&D projects involved in software, hardware and architecture development of complex systems in large organizations.  In a previous life, he was an Army officer in the Italian Army. PMP since 2009 and Agile Coach and practitioner decided to share his experiences, acquired in vast and multicultural environments that can be useful for the Project Management community. 

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Mari Ventus

I am a PMP certified project management professional. I am currently working as a Director at KPMG IT Advisory. I have over 20 years of experience in leading projects/programs as enablers of business transformations and strategies. I hold a master’s degree in accounting, and I have wide sector experience.



Satish Kumar

I hold Master’s in finance from University of Economics Wroclaw and an MBA in Business Informatics from Metropolia University of Applied Science, Finland, I bring in both technical and management skills to the table. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2008 and Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.
I have 20+ proven hands on experience in Operation with focus in Program, Sales and Service Management. In my current role as a General Manager for LNGTainer Oy/Northern Tanker Company. I handle projects and New Business Development for Energy Sector with focus on B2B. I have hands on experience in Vendor Management have led, supervised and influenced a team of over 400 as senior manager operations in my previously held capacity and have managed profit center generating revenue over 40 Million USD per annum. I also have 10 + years of volunteer experience, have worked in various roles such as member, PM and Chairperson at various geographical locations.
I have been associated with PMI Finland Chapter since 2016. I was the project manager for the PMI Finland Annual conference 2016 Diversity and Knowledge Management, I have also worked in various supporting roles for 2017 and 2018 PMI conference in sourcing speakers and handling other tasks.

Xiaona Holmberg

Having had a degree in Engineering and worked for 4 years in Beijing China, I came to Finland in 2004 to study Economics in University of Helsinki. For the past more than 10 years I have worked in Finland in sustainable energy and industrial digitalization area. I have led service development, solution sales, and partners operation in a Stockholm-listed company, and worked as consultant in sustainable business Finnish consulting firm Gaia. I am a certified PMP. Active learning always motivates me. I believe that with our PMI Finland Chapter community, we will effectively learn from each other and together contribute to an even larger community.



Antti Takalo

PMP®, IPMA®, SAFe® Program Consultant
Since 2018 Antti Takalo has contributed as a volunteer and board member in PMI Finland Chapter, where activities have ranged from organising annual events to leading social good and academic outreach initiatives.
Antti has extensive knowledge and expertise from multicultural and agile projects from more than 15 years in Construction, Manufacturing (Energy and Mineral processing) and IT Services business areas, where projects have ranged from Product life cycle management to Procurement and Pay processes.
Antti believes that the PMI Finland chapter should provide meaningful and rewarding activities and that by applying our skills and knowledge we can build a better society in Finland by collaborating with non-government organisations, Universities and schools on all areas of project management.


Donna Roberts

I moved to Finland in 2004 and became a dual citizen, Finland and Canada. I have 25+ years working experience in Telecommunications and wireless data industry including 10 years in management with Motorola on the product development (R&D) side of the business including integration and customer network support followed by 10 years in project management mostly on the services side of the business. The most recent years I have been based in Finland as a Program and Project Manager for multi-country projects. I worked in global programs for Ericsson global service business including change management, managed services and other transformations and also Huawei managed services delivery. Diversity and inclusion are more than familiar concepts for me from my many years working outside Finland and seem to be popular hot topics recently for our local community where we are all looking for ways to move from good to even better and further develop an environment and community where innovation thrives.

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Alae is a project management professional with a strong background in the energy and mining industries and with more than 15 years of vigorous international business experience. PMP certified since 2010, he has successfully driven several complex large capital projects located all over the world. 

Originally from Morocco, Alae has been permanently living in Finland since 2005. He obtained a Master’s Degree in industrial engineering in France and a Business Diploma in Belgium. Alae speaks several languages and has been gaining his experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary teams that has provided him with a unique intellectual, professional and cultural perception.