MEET THE MEMBER – KPMG

By 30.8.2018News

Marine industry is highly regulated and collaborates closely with companies providing tax and legal services. Meet our member KPMG with their wide service palette, and Tuuli Kangasaho, with a shipping operator work history and whose Maritime Law degree is obtainable only from a handful of universities world-wide.

Who are you?
I am Tuuli Kangasaho, Legal Counsel at KPMG. I am specialized in domestic and international contract law, maritime law and dispute resolution. Everything that relates to shipping and ship construction, is my passion! Prior to KPMG, I used to work for a Finnish shipping company. I have graduated from University of Helsinki and I have LL.M in Maritime Law degree also from University of Singapore. I have now worked almost ten years within the shipping and ship building industry. I have two daughters, age of 2 and 4 and they keep me busy on my free time. I enjoy jogging in autumnal weather and I love good red wine!

What is your company specialized in?
KPMG provides Audit, Tax&Legal and Advisory services. We provide local knowledge and also have a great network of KPMG companies providing various international services. Our employees are usually focused on a certain industry, for example we have expert teams for construction, banking, consumer & retail, etc. This ensures that our people are familiar with the special characteristics of the client’s business environment. I think we are also forerunners in many new technologies, inventions and hot topics in the market.

Tell us about your clients and other keyholders or partners?
Our clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. I think our clients expect us to be proactive advisors, bring some new innovations to them and to be truly interested in the business they are operating. Even though the KPMG network is an international network of KPMG firms, KPMG Oy is a Finnish limited liability company, owned by our Finnish partners, who also work for the company as advisors. Thus, also our partners participate in the client-work as any of our employee.

What services or products do you offer to other YardMate members?
We offer full range of our services and we have strong industry insight. To highlight something especially for YardMate members, we have strong knowledge of maritime and shipping-related taxation, and we can provide legal expertise in the field of maritime industry. We have several audit clients within the shipbuilding industry and thus, we are familiar also with the economic environment of the industry.

What are your expectations for YardMate?
New contacts, get to know people and also bring something useful for the network.

What are your future needs?
I am always ready for discussions relating to the shipping and shipbuilding industry but I also just like to mingle and exchange thoughts of other subjects, for example about all the interesting businesses we have in YardMate.

Anything else you wish to say to us?
Nice to meet you all!

It was great to meet you Tuuli! A marine themed day for you; meeting with a marine industry customer, lunch interview by YardMate, after which the afternoon with local shipbuilding industry. A great example of the impact of marine industry on other lines of business in Southwest Finland!

Photos by Annika Perho