Capt. Eero Lehtovaara

E Lehtovaara, Head of Regulatory Affairs, ABB
Head of Regulatory Affairs
ABB Marine & Ports

As a Master Mariner, a former ABB Marine & Ports Head of Design House and a member of ABS and Lloyd’s Register technical committees, Eero Lehtovaara has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges new regulations, technologies and staffing models pose for maritime stakeholders. Focusing on the relationship between technological advance and regulation, Eero has gained specific insights into the significance of digitalization, ‘smart’ ship management and autonomous ship operations.

Eero is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute and is ABB’s delegate at the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Development Program-International Maritime Organization alliance. He is a board member of DIMECC, which provides governance for the One Sea Alliance and chairs the CIMAC working group on azimuthing propulsion standards.