BU President Honoured

06/12/2017
Member News

Berne Union President, Finnvera’s Deputy CEO and Group Chief Credit Officer, Topi Vesteri, has been awarded the title of “Commander in the Order of Lion of Finland”, in recognition of his lifelong work and achievements in export finance. Topi has been recognised with this award – one of the highest in his country – on this auspicious occasion of Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence – Wednesday 6th December 2017.

He stresses that the recognition belongs as much to his staff, colleagues and business partners just as much as it belongs to him personally: “Everything I have achieved has been achieved together with my highly professional staff and colleagues, both at home and abroad, and would never have been possible alone. I wish to thank all those I have worked with over the years and relay how proud I am of what we have accomplished together in the area of trade and export finance over the past two decades”.

Topi continues, “The title is ‘Commander’ although, of course, in today’s civilian working life one cannot reach results simply by ‘commanding’; the best results are achieved through finding the best expertise, mentoring and nurturing this, and working together with cooperatively in a spirit of mutual trust and good compromises.

We are delighted to congratulate Topi on this recognition of his achievements. A full press release is on the BU website here: Berne Union Press Releases

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