Mr Petteri Makitalo, Treasurer, is a Finnish citizen and a resident of the Philippines. He attained his Bachelor of Science in International Business at New York University in 1988. Currently he is CEO of Veredium Energy Ventures, Inc., and an active director of the Free Food Coconut Sugar Manufacturing Co., Alsima Holdings Corporation and Maison Makitalo Ltd.
Mr. Makitalo is also a co-founder, former chairman (2008-2009) and current trustee of the Foreign Chambers Council of the Philippines (a council of consisting of the chambers of France, Spain, Israel, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Turkey, the Singapore Philippine Association, and the Philippine Finland Association), and trustee and former President (2009-2011) of the Philippine-Finland Association. Mr. Makitalo is also currently the chairman of the Reforestation Committee of the Philippine Chamber of Food and Agriculture.
Mr. Makitalo currently serves as one of the national advisors to the Earth Day Network Philippines. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Makati West. He is married with three children to Filipina jewelry designer Joyce Makitalo.