Mikko Kärkkäinen

Group CEO

Mikko Kärkkäinen is the Group CEO at RELEX and was the driving force behind the company’s inception. He grew up in Kärkölä and, like his co-founders Johanna and Michael, attended Helsinki University of Technology where he took a Masters and later a DSc in logistics.

He helped found RELEX in 2005 and, as the Group CEO, is responsible for its day-to day operations and relationships with clients. He has lead projects to help more than 20 RELEX customers to develop their forecasting and replenishment processes. He is also the author of more than thirty papers on logistics and supply chain issues delivered at conferences or published in leading magazines.

Mikko’s early research focused on warehouse processes and logistics for e-commerce. Later, as a project manager at the University’s BIT Research Centre, he oversaw the department’s collaboration with partner private enterprises.

Mikko is a fluent English and Swedish speaker. He relaxes playing sports and is a keen cyclist and tennis player. However his most time-consuming pastime is cross-country skiing and he’s even completed the gruelling 440km ’Border to Border’ race across northern Finland.

Connect with Mikko

Phone+44 7802 658 237



Tune in for current supply chain management issues

In our blog Mikko explores some of the supply chain management challenges we at RELEX encounter with our customers.

Supply Chain Thinking blog