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Lauri Sipilä

Airline Pilot & Industrial Management Specialist (M.Sc.)

Lauri Sipilä
Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
Experienced professional with background in global logistics, business development and commercial aviation.

My diverse background is my greatest strength - having distinct career paths (Airline pilot & M.Sc. Industrial Mgmt.) has given me a unique combination of professional skills and perspective;

▸ As a pilot, I've gained the ability to solve problems quickly, as well as capacity to perform under pressure.

▸ Working for global logistics companies has made me goal oriented and taught me to operate in diverse teams.

▸ Entrepreneurship has given me deeper understanding of business management and development.

When I'm not flying or improving business processes, I'm most likely playing football with some friends, trying to master "Sultans of Swing" on guitar, or experimenting with new recipes in my kitchen.

I'm always open for new opportunities, so please don't hesitate to contact me!
  • First officer on long-haul passenger flights on wide-body aircraft (Airbus A350).
  • Before long-haul operations 2-year experience as a first officer in narrow-body A320-family aircraft.
  • Founder & manager of an independent consulting and brokerage company.
  • In charge of investment decisions, consultancy assignments and other business functions.
  • Specialized in strategic planning, process development and project management.
  • In charge of coordinating customs clearance related tasks for various international business clients.
  • Managed a regulatory / IT-project to analyze the impact of EU GDPR-legislation on business unit processes and handling of customer data. (Part of Master's degree studies)
  • Responsible for maintaining TNT customers' credit information and managing credit related risks for the company.
  • Daily work included extensive use of SAP system and demanding external and internal communication with various stakeholders.

Master's Degree - Industrial Management

LUT University

April 2015 to September 2020
Master's program in industrial management with supply chain management as main subject and information technology as secondary subject.

Commercial Pilot Training Program

Finnish Aviation Academy

January 2012 to December 2013
Commercial pilot license studies consisting of flight theory and simulator training combined with approximately 200 hours of flight time with 4 different aircraft types. Graduated with excellent grades.

Bachelor's Degree - Industrial Management

LUT University

August 2009 to April 2015
Industrial management studies with supply chain management as main subject and information technology as secondary subject.

Flight Reserve Officer Course

Finnish Air Force

July 2008 to July 2009
Combined studies in leadership and military flight operations. Current rank lieutenant (in reserve).

Matriculation Examination

Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu (High School)

August 2005 to May 2008
Secondary education studies. Emphasis on natural sciences and languages.
  • Finnish (Native)
  • German (Advanced)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Swedish (Intermediate)
  • A350 Type Rating (Valid)
  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME/IR)
  • EASA ATPL(A) Theory Examinations
  • Medical Certificate Class 1
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL/A)
  • A320 Type Rating (Expired)
  • EMB-500 Type Rating (Expired)
  • ICAO English Language Proficiency Level 5
  • Multi Crew Co-operation Certificate (MCC)
  • Upset Recovery Training
  • Total Flight Time: 2341 hours
  • Multi Engine (Jet): 2157 hours
  • (Experience until 1.10.2020)
  • Pilot in Command: 101 hours
  • Synthetic training: 380 hours (approx.)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows
  • Data analysis
  • Network Design
  • Mac OS
  • SAP
  • Teamwork
  • Business Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Leadership