Areas of expertise
Value creation in the b-to-b relationships.
2013: Ph.D. (Agric.), University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Economics and Management, Finland. Thesis: The Connections between Dimensions of the B-to-B Relationship in Agricultural Supplies Trade.
2012: Teacher’s pedagogical qualification (60 ECTS), HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied sciences, Finland.
2010: University pedagogics (10 ECTS) University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland.
2009: Licentiate of Science (Agric.), University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Economics and Management, Finland.
2002: Master of Science in Agriculture and Forestry (marketing), University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Economics and Management, Finland.
2020 - 2021: Head of evDelopment, University of Turku, Brahea Centre, ARD.
2014 - 2020: Project manager, University of Turku, Brahea Centre, ARD.
2012 - 2013: Business Advisor (rural SMEs), Yrityssalo Ltd, Salo.
2003 - 2011: PhD candidate, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.
1987 - Farmer, Tuomolan tila, Paimio.
Current Confidential Posts
2020- Representative of UTU in the Southwest Finland Foresight Academy Finnish
2020 - Member of The Steering Group for Sustainable Development (UTU)
2020 EIP- AGRI Reducing the Plastic Footprint of Agriculture -focus group member
Projects (as coordinator)
Finland’s ministry of the environment (Government Key Project) project: “The Nutrient Recycle in the resorts of Turku Archipelago”– food waste pilot in the Baltic Sea. Target groups: tourists, sailors and the restaurants in the key resorts. Project coordinator and director. Budget: 192 829 €, project partner Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association (2016-2019).
Ministry of the Environment project: “Less waste, more recycling (food waste)”- project at the campus of Turku University. Target group: students, food service (horeca). The aim: prevent food waste and recycle the nutrients (composting) of bio-waste by urban farming. Project coordinator and director, budget 133 092 €. (2015 – 2016).
The EU Regional Development Fund/Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, project “Soiled AgriPlastic Waste - collecting and recycling” (LiMuKe). Project coordinator and director. Budget: 269 211 €, project partners Project partners Häme and Turku Applied Sciences (2016-2018).
Agency for Rural Affairs project: “Close local food value chain and social capital”. Project coordinator and project leader. Budget: 243 952 €, project partners HAMK and JAMK.(2015- 2016).
Ministery of Agriculture and Forestry project: “Ecological impacts of local food”. Project coordinator and director. Budget: 152 110 €, project partners HAMK, JAMK and MTT (2014).