Lasse Sinikallas is the Director of Macroeconomics for Fasmarkets RISI. Lasse joined Fastmarkest RISI in August 2017 from a foreign affairs post which he held for the past decade. Lasse’s early career background was in forest products and he also worked in management consulting for Pöyry, IBM and Accenture. He has real-world insight into geopolitical economic analysis, international trade issues, country risk analysis, and the legal and regulatory environment, along with the forest products industry. Lasse holds Master’s degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Economics and works out of Fastmarkets RISI's Helsinki office.