Tapio has 30 years of experience from the Finnish energy sector, of which he spent 10 as CEO at three energy companies. Under his leadership a new nuclear power company, Fennovoima, secured approvals from the Finnish government and parliament for a new nuclear power plant in Finland.
In his early career, Tapio was with Teollisuuden Voima where he held various positions with increasing responsibility. Since 2005 he has served as CEO of three Finnish energy companies. Two of them, Rauman Energia and Vakka-Suomen Voima, are medium-sized power and heat utilities owned mainly by municipalities.
As the CEO of Fennovoima, he managed the successful first five years of its nuclear power plant project. The main task of this phase was to gain political approval for the new actor and greenfield site. This called for an unusually extensive communication and stakeholder management effort.
In addition to his operative assignments, Tapio has held a number of board positions, principally in subsidiaries and associates of the companies where he has been CEO.
Tapio has a MSc in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology, having majored in nuclear and energy engineering as well as energy management. He also has an MBA from the same university.