June 9 - Finland-based Meriaura Group has appointed Elisa Mikkolainen as managing director.

Mikkolainen, who has held previous positions as managing director at Crystal Pool and as an active senior advisor for maritime affairs at BSAG Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), will be responsible for maritime logistics as well as technical and crewing management from July 17.

Jussi Mälkiä will remain chairman of the board for Meriaura Group, and managing director of its subsidiary Aura Mare, while Beppe Rosin remains at the head of Meriaura chartering and operations departments as vice managing director.