Riku Santala profile picture
Professor of Practice, Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC)
D.Sc. (Econ & Bus. Adm.)
Futures knowledge and sustainable business


+358 40 532 2135
Rehtorinpellonkatu 3

Areas of expertise

- Responsible Business: financal
social and ecological value creation
foresight and societal impact
- Change management & business transformation
- Innovation management & startups
- Strategic management
- Mergers & Acquisitions


Riku has written his PhD thesis on "Post Acquisition Integration of Strategic Management in an MNC" in 1996. He has worked as a researcher and teacher at Turku School of Economics in 1990-1996. Riku was appointed as Adjunct Professor in "Managing Strategic Change" at Turku School of Economics in 2004. 

Riku has an exceptionally versatile and long standing experience in leadership, management and technology consulting, and international business in several countries, including The Middle East region. Riku has served at the board of a leading international consulting and technology firm focusing on the strategy and the ownership value of the firm for several years. 

He has published numerous scientific articles as well as business books on strategic management, change management, business process re-engineering and outsourcing. Riku lectures on these topics at universities, companies and conferences. 


I am teaching and giving lectures covering the following topics at Turku School of Economics:

  • Strategy and strategic management
  • Management of innovations
  • Management consulting
  • Management of change
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sustainable business


  • Development of a sustainable aquaculture production system to produce animal protein
  • NWow Research to Business Project - Development of a collaborative simulation tool for developing expertise and orchestrating change in sustainable business.
  • Utilisation of futures knowledge in strategic management


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