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Curriculum

MEDALS, AWARDS, HONORIS CAUSA

  •  Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland
  • The Futures Prize of the Finnish Society for Futures Studies, 1990, 1998
  • The Medals (Jetoni and Plaketti) of the Finnish Technological Society 1975, 1978
  • The Aurelio Peccei Prize and medal of the L´Eta` Verde Association , 1989
  • N. D. Kondratieff Silver Medal of the Russian Science Academy, 1998
  • The Finnish Society for Futures Studies, honorary member, 2000
  • Environmental Award of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, 2002
  • Oracle at Dephi – statue, prize from Ilpo Academy 2003
  • D.Sci (Business Economics) honoris causa, Wasa University, 2006
  • Award of the Finnish Cultural Foundation for life work, 2009
  • Doctor honoris causa of Tallinn University, 2010
  • Honorary member of Club of Rome
  • WFSF fellow, 1997-
  • Honorary member of the Pakistan Futures Society
  • Honorary member of the Futures Study Academy, Russia
  • Honorary member of the Finnish Society for Futures Studies
  • Honorary member of the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration
  • Honorary Ambassador of Turku City
     

MAIN POSTS

  • Engineer, power plants, Imatran Voima Oy, 1959–1960
  • Assistant (prof. Martti Paavola) and high voltage laboratory engineer at Helsinki University of Tech., 1959–1962
  • Energy Researcher, Atomic Energy Council, Ministry of Trade and Industry and assistant (of academician Erkki Laurila) at the Science Academy of Finland, 1964–1965
  • Professor of Business Mathematics and Statistics , Turku School of Economics and Business Adm., 1966–1997
     

SECONDARY POSTS

  • Advisor of the Energy policy to the Board of the Bank of Finland, 1971–1973
  • Director, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration 1993–1997
  • Leader of the FUTU-project, of the Academy of Finland, 1996–1999
     

TUTORING AND SUPERVISING DOCTORAL STUDIES

Several doctoral students and doctoral study programs in Turku School of Economics and Business administration and in a research program of Finland Science Academy, 1972–
 

MEMBERSHIPS AND SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS

  • Finnish Society of Technology (TES, TEK), member 1960–
  • Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Vice Rector, 1971–1974
  • Environmental Committee of the Federation of European Engineering Societies (FEANI) founding member, 1971–1975
  • Club of Rome, member, 1972–
  • Finnish-Soviet scientific and technical committee for cooperation, member, 1973–1983
  • Ilpo Academy – a citizen cultural assembly, co-leader with Ilpo Siro, Turku 1978–2008
  • Finnish Academy of Technology, member, 1979–
  • Member of the Committee of the Futures Research appointed by Academy of Finland 1979–1980
  • Vice President of the Committee for Technology appointed by the government, 1979–1980
  • Finnish Society for Futures Studies, founding member and chairman, 1980–1989
  • Founding member of the International Strategy Society, 1990
  • Vice President of the Committee for Futures Research appointed by the Ministry of Education, 1987–1988
  • Member of the Committee for Energy appointed by the government , 1987–1989
  • Secretary General of the World Futures Studies Federation, 1990–1993
  • President of the World Futures Studies Federation, 1994–1997
  • Scientific advisor and researcher to the Terra2000 project in EU, 2001–2003
  • Member of the research team of OTKA, Hungary, 2001–2004
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Research grant, Bellagio Research Center, 2003
  • Member of the board of the Finland Futures Academy and its International Advisory Board, 1997–2009
     

CONSULTANCY WITH GOVERNMENT AND PARLIAMENT AND PRIVATE COMPANIES

Consulting to government and parliament bodies, corporate and public clients on energy and technology policy, futures studies, scenarios, Operations Research and Management Science, strategic and visionary management and leadership,
1970–2010.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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