Ferovalo is focused on interim management solutions. We are experts in this field and are committed to bringing together the needs of our customers with the best interim executives and their expertise. Our operations are guided by our principles: transparency and effective communication with our customers and executives. When all the cards are laid open and there is no hidden costs or agenda, decisions are easy. Ferovalo is where you will find the most comprehensive group of experienced executives in all fields at your service. Ferovalo takes pride in knowing its customers and executives.


Elina Liehu, MBA

Elina Liehu acquired the interim management services of Taplow Finland Oy in May, 2016 and these services continue at Ferovalo Oy, a company owned by her.

Elina Liehu has ten years’ experience in personnel services. She served as the managing director of eWork Finland, part of the Nordic firm concentrated on IT expert staffing services, and grew the company’s turnover from 0 to 30 million Euros in Finland. During her time the parent company was listed on the Stockholm Exchange.

A strong background in sales and excellent networking skills make Elina someone who makes things happen.


Tarja Kahila

A multitalented organizer and someone who is excited by new ideas. Ferovalo is one of her passions and she believes in the company. She is also the first employee of the company. As to a reason for working at the company she cites: “Elina is just so straightforward to work with.”



Otto Aalto

Otto is an experienced manager, communicator and organizer. His advice is based in the real world and understanding the way people act. He helps Ferovalo with communications and strategy.


“Every word and every act communicates who you are and how others see you.”

Petri Kämäräinen

Petri has over a quarter of a century of experience in business development and technological solutions. He brings his experience in consulting and digital strategies to Ferovalo. He bases his views and advice firmly on his experience of best practices across several industries.


 “You are never alone. We can do it.”

Tina Nyfors"

Tina has extensive background in international and Finnish executive functions. She brings both her business development and board work experience to Ferovalo.


Pauliina Sievänen

Pauliina is interested in marketing and customer care, especially service journey. She helps Ferovalo with marketing.


Pekka Sundelin

Pekka is professional in ICT leadership and management. He has worked several years in multinational ICT environment. He helps Ferovalo with ICT, project management and strategy.


Ville Mykkänen

Ville has several years of experience in accounting and financial services. He is also an entrepreneur and helps Ferovalo with financial information and business strategy.



Ferovalo Oy is located near Kamppi in the center of Helsinki:

Fredrikinkatu 61 A 26, 00100 Helsinki

Tarja Kahila +358 400 460 161

Elina Liehu  +358 40 564 7441

Our email addresses are: firstname.lastname@ferovalo.com or im@ferovalo.com


Who can see the CV's?

Ferovalo’s system and process is based on confidentiality. We present to customer only CVs with motivation candidate has written. If our customer’s request is anonymous, we present to them anonymous CV. Just because it is fair. It is important that members use CV generated by our CVTool in order we are able to generate anonymous CV.

Can I use CVs created by CVTool in my other needs?

Yes, you can save various CVs as member and download these in pdf-format in any of your personal use. We respect the time you spend in creating CVs and hope you use our system to keep your CV always updated.

Why in some board competent cases members contact directly company representatives?

We believe in Ferovalo that in any size of company should have competent board. However, the company in start-up phase may select self-service option and save costs by doing most of the process themselves.

Can I get a notification of new assignment possibilities?

When member does registration to system, it is required to fill email and telephone. Members should also select the interest areas of seniority level, region, function and industry and based on this info information about new assignment or board position is emailed to all interested members.

Can I get a notification when an assignment is filled?

Ferovalo informs all candidates through selection process.

What is the cost to be member?

Ferovalo do not charge any cost from its’ members, instead we try to create different benefits you may find interesting.




October 24, 2018

An interview with Suominen's SVP, HR, Hannu Sivula.

What were your needs?

We required a seasoned Business Controller to work closely with our CFO. In this role, analytical and development skills were required, and this reflected on the profile we were looking for.

What was the benefit for Suominen?

We were very happy with the speed with which the Interim Manager could start, as well as his skills and experience. In an anticipated recruitment the lead time can be much longer, and the acclimatization and training period can be more freely adjusted. In an interim solution we are looking for an overqualified and experienced candidate who can take control of the position on the fly.

Did you achieve what you set out to do?

We were happy. The immediate challenge was dealt with effectively and we bought ourselves time to find a permanent solution for the future.

How did the process start?

We had a key employee leave our company unexpectedly and we did not have an in-house successor to this position in place. In our organization, this function has usually been located in our US office. The shorter notice periods In the States caused us to find a replacement quickly. In our organization we were aware of Ferovalo and Elina Liehu and we contacted them. This put the process in motion.

From the point of view of HR, when should you consider an Interim Manager?

As a starting point, I would say that Interim Managers should be considered as an option more often than at present. In a variety of change, development and roll out situations you should consider Interim Management as an alternative much more often than now. A temporary or interim solution enables you to leverage your assets and use an overqualified solution – this is where Interim Management comes to its own. Crisis situations are another situation where using an Interim Manager is usually the number one choice.

What is the benefit for HR for using Interim Managers?

It is simply the experience, qualifications, speed, independence and flexibility.

Would you recommend Ferovalo to others?

Yes, definitely. Our cooperation has been very good.



Feb 27, 2017  

Modern skilled experts are highly mobile and quick on their feet but in many cases traditional corporate HR and recruiting has not followed suite. This results in shortages of skills and manpower which can, at worst, constrain your business. The megatrends at work are also quickening the pace needed to keep up with your competition.

Interim Management or expertise is an option in situations where it does not make sense to commit to a full time employee. A modern, agile organization often makes progress through a sequence of projects which each have a defined beginning and end. These projects often need specialized skills and experience which may not be readily available in-house and which would not make sense to retain full-time.In a transition an interim manager can also be a sparring partner and catalyst of change for a whole department or a single manager.

An interim manager or expert can be a full or part time resource. A part time interim manager can bring skills and expertise to a company that can or will not retain this know-how full time.This was the case with Lassila & Tikanoja, which needed an expert quickly in the financial management implementation of their new ERP-system.

”The process with Ferovalo was quick and easy. We had good candidates lined up in a few days’ time, which testifies to the effectiveness of Ferovalo’s network”, says Niklas Wasenius of Lassila & Tiknaoja.”The clearest benefits were the speed with which the candidates were found and their high quality as well as Ferovalo’s understanding of our needs and the kind of person we were looking for”, Wasenius continues.”Petteri, whom we chose, has had a significant role in getting our new system up and running on schedule”, Wasenius thanks.”I recommend Ferovalo to anyone who is in a hurry to get an expert to get over an unexpected situation”, Wasenius adds.

”This project was Ferovalo’s first undertaking with a listed company and an excellent example of how our service model works in a variety of situations”, says Elina Liehu, Founder and CEO of Ferovalo.