European Maritime Safety Agency - Executive Director
Mr Mylly started his maritime career in the Finnish Merchant Shipping 1973. He attended Rauma Maritime College of the Satakunta University of Applied Science, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in maritime studies and qualifying as an Officer and Master Mariner in 1980. He sailed on Finnish ships until 1987 when he joined the Finnish Maritime Administration.
Mr Mylly held various positions in the FMA between 1987 and 2009. He started as a pilot and then became project manager for vessel traffic service development in the Archipelago Sea. In 1993, he became director of the Bothnian Gulf Maritime District and he moved in 1999 to the FMA headquarters and became head of the traffic department, before becoming Director General in April 2004. He served in this position until the end of 2009 when a merger of Finnish transport agencies took place. Mr Mylly was the tenth and last Director General in the FMA. In his capacity as Director General, a position he held for six years, he oversaw the work of 800 people. His responsibilities covered the building and maintenance of maritime infrastructure, maritime safety and security, sea traffic management and control, pilotage, icebreaking and sea charting. Mr Mylly also gained significant experience in cooperation projects in various European countries. He was involved in several EU twinning projects whose aim it is to help beneficiary countries develop modern and efficient administrations. He acted as project leader in a number of projects in Bulgaria, Croatia and Estonia. During his time at the FMA, Mr Mylly was appointed as the Finnish representative to EMSA’s Administrative Board and held this position from 2005 to 2009.
He was nominated to the position of Executive Director of EMSA in 2012.