World Border Security Congress

Samy Gardemeister

Samy Gardemeister

Director of Enforcement

Finnish Customs



Samy Gardemeister is the Deputy Head of Enforcement Department and Head of Strategic Planning and International Affairs Division in the Finnish Customs.

Samy Gardemeister has worked in the field of Customs since 1994, and has held various customs management functions from intelligence and investigation to risk management and enforcement with the Finnish Customs and, from 2002 to 2007, with the World Customs Organization in Brussels, Belgium.

Samy Gardemeister’s strengths include in-depth knowledge in the fields of international law enforcement, inter-agency cooperation, coordinated border management, risk management, trade facilitation and strategic planning as well as leadership and management skills.