INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS
HELSINKI, HONG KONG, BEIJING, PORTO

 

Mr. Heikki Mattila, Doctor (D.Sc.Tech)

 

Date of birth: June 20, 1947

 

Nationality: Finnish

 

Education:

 

 

Expertise:

 

 

Present position:

 

 

Other positions:

 

 

Experience:

 

 

Recent Publicly Financed and Similar References:

 

Country

Date

Description of Activities

Yugoslavia

2001

Apparel Industry Sector Study in Yugoslavia, Feasibility Studies of firms for IFC Financing

Belarus

1998 -
2000

Senior Advisor within TAM Program of EBRD at a shoe manufacturing group

Russia

2000

Evaluation and Strategy Development for Spanish sport goods firm for market expansion in Russia. Assigned by EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).

Portugal

2000

Industrial Sector Study of Portuguese textile and garment industry and retailing

Portugal

1997 -
1998

Market Study of the Finnish garment market with special focus on how to improve exports of Portuguese made garments to Finland. The Study was financed by ICEP - the Foreign Trade Organisation of Portugal.

Portugal

1997

Analysis and recommendations for further improvement of competitiveness of Portuguese textile and garment industry with special focus on training and manpower development. Assigned by the Ministry of Labour of Portugal.

Portugal

1994 -
1997

Participation in Diagnostic Studies and executing of investment programs for 40 different Portuguese textile and garment companies under the European Community funded schemes as RETEX, IMIT, PEDIP.

Finland

1997

Study of garment supplier countries whose products are given special treatment when entering European Union. The Study covered duties, quotas, GSP, derogation from rules of origin etc., and detailed analysis of garment industry in Mauritius, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South African Customs Union, Nepal, Laos, Mayanmar, Cambodia, Fiji, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Peru. The Study was assigned by the Textile and Footwear Importers Association of Finland.

Russia

1997

Participation as Team Specialist in TAM Program funded by EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Russian Privatisation Centre for reconstructing footwear manufacturer in Russia.

Fiji

1996

Comprehensive Feasibility Study of an industrial investment project in Fiji for a company seeking financing from European Investment Bank. The Study was assigned by the Centre for Development of Industry which is a European Union organisation for improving industrial development in the ACP countries.

Finland

1995

Developing of strategy for internationalisation for the Finnish garment industry assigned by the Finnish Foreign Trade Association.

Italy

1992

Market Study of Scandinavian footwear market for the International Trade Centre of Italy, which is a government organisation for promoting exports from Italy.

China

1993 -
1994

 

Appraisals of 6 water and waste water projects as Team Economist assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland through Finnish International Development Agency (FINNIDA)

Hong Kong

1992

Market Study of Scandinavian garment market prepared for Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

 

Specific Asian and ACP Countries Experience:

 

Country

Date

Description of Activities

China

1988,
3 months

Feasibility Study for Joint Venture garment factory

China, Hong
Kong, Thailand

1989,
8 months

Feasibility Study and setting up a marketing network for Finnish made zippers

India

1989,
5 months

Feasibility Study for Finnish-Indian garment making Joint Venture

China

1990 -
1993

Feasibility Study, contract negotiations and managing of training programs for Fur Technology Centre set up for research, training and production of fur products. The Project was financed under the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Co-operation between Finland and China and partly by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and by Science and Technology Commission of China.

China

1990,
3 weeks

Head Lecturer at management training seminar arranged by CCPIT-TEX of Ministry of Textile Industry of China for garment and textile industry managers.

China

1991 -
1995

Feasibility Studies, contract negotiations, setting up, and supervision of 8 Joint Venture companies for garment and knit wear manufacturing.

China

1993 -
1994,
3 weeks
each

Appraisals of 6 water and waste water projects as Team Economist assigned by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland through Finnish International Development Agency (FINNIDA)

Hong Kong

1992 -
1993

Responsible for a project for transferring design know-how and collections of combined fur and textile garments from Finland to the leading fur garment manufacturer in Hong Kong.

China, Hong
Kong, Taiwan,
Thailand

1993 -
1994

Development of overall business strategy for a garment manufacturer in order to combine China production and marketing in Southeast Asia.

Fiji

1996

Feasibility Study for CDI of a menís suit factory building project seeking EIB Financing

Laos, Vietnam

1996

Survey of garment sub-contracting and CMT production possibilities in Laos and Vietnam.

Laos

1997

Feasibility Study for setting up of a Joint Venture garment factory and planning of training program for management and operators.

Mauritius

1997

Industrial Partnership meeting organized by CDI

Kenya

1998

Diagnostic Study for upgrading quality and productivity at wool fabric and menís wear producing company

China

1994 -
1999

Board Member at Garment Making Joint Venture in China

China

1999 -

Board Member at Garment Making Joint Venture in China

 

Specific Eastern Countries Experience:

 

Country

Date

Description of Activities

Czechoslovakia

01.06.1972 - 30.11.1972

Project Consultant: garment factory

Hungary

01.03.1973 - 30.04.1973

Project Consultant: garment factory

Poland

1976 -
1992

Consultant: several 1-2 weeks projects i.e. feasibility studies etc.

Poland

01.01.1990 - 01.03.1994

Managing Director of sub-contracting company owned by 12 Finnish garment factories

Latvia

01.03.1993 -
30.04.1993

Establishing of Joint Venture garment factory

Estonia

01.06.1994 -
30.06.1994

Consultant: developing a planning systems for garment factory

Russia

03.02.1997 -
08.02.1997

Participation at EBRD / TAM Program as Team Specialist

Belarus

1998 -
2000

Participation at EBRD / TAM Program as Senior Advisor

Estonia

1998 -
2000

Productivity Development at a weaving and non-woven company

Lithuania

2000

Development of Retailing Chain and Sourcing Logistics for a garment retailing chain

Russia

2000

Marketing Strategy Assessment for EBRD regarding Spanish owned sporting goods manufacturer

Yugoslavia

2001

Industry Sector Study and Feasibility Studies for IFC of the World Bank Group

 

Specific Management Training Experience:

 

Country

Date

Description of Activities

Finland

1978 -
1988

Several training programs for production management of garment and footwear manufacturing plants in Finland regarding production planning, productivity development efficiency improvement and control. Programs were sponsored by the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Finland.

Ireland

1979 -
1980

Management training seminars for garment industry management on production planning, productivity control and efficiency development. The seminars were organised by ANCO Ė a training authority of Ireland.

Iceland

1980 -
1981

Management training seminars for garment and furniture industry management regarding production, marketing and productivity improvement. The seminars were organised by the Ministry of Industry of Iceland and co-financed by the Nordic Development Fund.

Portugal

1985 -
1990

Several management training courses regarding production planning and control, product costing and cost control, methods and work place development, work study and standard time systems and technical product development for Portuguese garment industry. Courses were organised by CITEX - a training institute sponsored by Garment and Textile Industry of Portugal.

China

1990

Management training seminar for garment industry management on productivity improvement, product costing, cost and financial controls. The seminar was organised by CCPIT-TEX of the Ministry of Textile Industry of China.

Finland

1980 -

Lecturer at Tampere University of Technology at Textile and Garment Department for courses on Garment Manufacturing Technology and Garment Industry Economy.

Finland

1982 -

Lecturer at Helsinki University of Industrial Arts, Garment Department on Garment Manufacturing
Technology

Finland,
Belgium,
Germany,
Portugal

1998 -
1999

Lecturer at European Materís Degree in Advanced Textile Engineering course held jointly by 4 Technical Universities. Subjects: Garment Technology and Logistics.

 

Professional Experience Record:

 

Date: 01/72 - 06/74

Location:
Vantaa, Finland

Company:
EA-Projects Ltd. Oy

Position:
Consulting Engineer

Description:

Participation in a team which planned new factories and reorganised existing ones. Productivity and quality development programs

Date: 07/74 - 10/80

Location:
Vantaa, Finland

Company:
EA-Projects Ltd. Oy

Position:
Senior Consultant

Description:

Responsible for reorganisation of factories, improving of productivity and efficiency, business development and developing of marketing and management

Date: 11/80 -

Location:
Vantaa, Finland

Company:
EA-Projects Ltd.Oy

Position:
Senior Partner,
Chairman of the Board

Description:

Responsible for industry sector studies, feasibility studies, appraisals, training programs and business plans for industrial and commercial firms, management seminars

Date: 08/00-

Location:
Tampere, Finland

Institute:
Tampere University of
Technology

Position:
Professor of Textile and
Clothing Technology

Description:

Responsible for education and research work within textile and clothing technology

 

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