Sinikka Hartonen

Secretary General
One Sea Association

Sinikka Hartonen is the Secretary General of the One Sea Association. She joined One Sea in October 2022, bringing with her extensive experience in maritime transportation, international advocacy, and stakeholder management. She started her career at sea working onboard merchant ships before joining the Finnish Maritime Administration, where her primary duties were related to the development of Vessel Traffic Service.

From 2010, Sinikka was employed by the Finnish Transport Agency, where she held several director-level positions with diverse areas of responsibility. In early 2018 she left the position of Deputy Director General and joined the Finnish Shipowners’ Association. During her time with the association, she gained experience from legislation processes at the IMO and EU.

Sinikka holds a master’s degree in economics, a bachelor’s degree in maritime studies (master mariner) and an eMBA from the Henley Business School.