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Topi Vesteri

Deputy CEO, Group Chief Credit Officer
Finnvera

Topi is Deputy CEO and Group Chief Credit Officer of Finnvera plc, Finland’s official ECA and SME finance agency. In November 2016 Topi was elected President of Berne Union, International Union of Credit and Investment Insurers. He has also served as Vice President (2002-2003) and as Chairman of the Medium and Long Term Committee of the Berne Union (2009-2011). Prior to his current role as Finnvera Group’s Chief Credit Officer Topi was responsible for running Finland's official export credit and guarantee scheme for almost 17 years. Topi is currently Chairman of the Board of Finnish Export Credit Ltd, Veraventure Ltd and Seed Fund Vera Ltd and has also served on the boards of Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Co-operation), Fide Ltd and Finnish Credit Insurance Ltd. Before joining Finnvera in 1999, Topi had a 17-year banking career in Postipankki in various managerial positions in Helsinki, Tokyo and London. Topi has a Master's Degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Helsinki and was awarded with the title of “Knight of the First Order of the Finnish Lion” by the President of the Republic of Finland in 2010 for his achievements in the public service.

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