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Esa Haakana

Senior Managing Consultant

“Esa is a senior leader, line manager, coach and mentor. He is supporting people to deliver their best, help them developing their skills to reach new targets. He is a visionary thinker, based on his very broad expertise and skill set.”

Special skills

•Understanding of modern Software Defined Networks, Hybrid Datacenter architectures and Hypervisor environments (SDDC)

•Transition Management in Business Services, Datacenter Design and Build Projects

•Operational 24/7 Data Center Transition projects with Infrastructure technologies implementation, Live System Transitions

•Business Requirement and Demand Management processes development for global corporation. Stakeholder management.

•Process Development competencies, ICT Infrastructure, R&D​ organisationsManaging project teams, customer internal resources and external resources


  • Wide Technical understanding of modern Infrastructure Solutions

  • 20+ years in Project/Program manager roles​

  • Product Development, Program management competence

  • Wide competence base with experience from product development up to ICT Program and Line Management Roles

  • Problem solving capabilities

  • Team oriented approach, seeking collaboration- result-driven teams

  • Implementing well proven experience of methodologies and approach in real life projects

Relevant experience

  • 20+ years of experience from both vendor and customer side in large and complex technical product development programs, data center development and build projects.

  • 20+ years of experience in project, program and line manager roles

    • Hybrid Data Center Programs: Program Management, Governance, Vendor management. SDDC Solution Design, Build-Deployment phases Management

    • Transition and Transformation Management: Data Platforms projects for ISP Providers, industrial and energy sector companies. Development with technical architecture projects. Deployment and transitions projects

    • Operations Center Programs:  Large scale development programs for international mobile operators on 4 continents


  • Master of Science (Electrical Engineering),Tampere University of Technology, Finland​

  • Post Graduate Studies in TUT and Aalto University Executive Education

  • Majors: Automation and Measurement Sciences

  • Minor: Radio & Microwave Technologies and Electronics Sciences

  • Minor: Signal Processing and Analysis, Measurement Sciences

  • Management Education: Leadership track Connector, Prince2, ITIL, Lean SixSigma