Group CEO, Samskip


Kari-Pekka Laaksonen is responsible for reinforcing the company’s strategy of aligning its sustainable logistics services more closely with the business objectives of its customer base. He is dedicated to ensuring the unique balance of delivering scale economies through Samskip’s shortsea, rail, barge and trucking network while maintaining the privately owned culture that responds to opportunities quickly and decisively. 

Samskip is a global logistics company offering transport and related services by land, sea, rail and air with a particular focus on cost-efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly transport. With an annual turnover of over EUR 900 million, Samskip is one of the larger European transport companies, with offices in more than 24 countries. We consider sustainability to be one of the fundamentals of doing business as it stands for the long‐term continuity of our business, and of society as a whole. The company has truly committed to reduce the carbon density of its activities in the coming years by creating and offering low-to-zero transport services.