Chairman of the Board
I have solid experience in the pharmaceutical industry in both Finland and abroad. I have held leadership positions in various companies, as well as positions in marketing, sales, market entry and pharmaceutical politics at European and Finnish levels. I'm the CEO of AstraZeneca Finland.
I am influencing the health sector, through FiMVO as Chairman of the Board, and Pharma Industry Finland’s (PIF) Board, as well as other various committees.
In FiMVO I represent PIF and bring the innovative pharmaceutical industry’s perspective to the board. As chairman, I am a direct supervisor to the General Manager and promote excellent collaboration throughout the board and effective FiMVO operation.
I am Chairman of the Board of the Suppliers of Parallel Medicines in Finland, and represent this organisation in the FiMVO board. I am also the CEO of Orifarm Oy and Orifarm Generics Oy.
I have an extensive background of 29 years in various pharma sectors having worked in several areas including the pharmacy, university, hospital and now industry. I have a Ph.D. in pharmacy and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
I graduated as a Master of Social Sciences (Social Politics) and have served as The Finnish Generic Pharmaceutical Association's Executive Director since 2008. Our association represents generic and biosimilar companies operating in Finland. Our member companies also supply a significant portion of the nutritional and hydrotherapy products used in healthcare.
Pharmaceutical Director, Doctor of Science (Pharmacy)
I am the pharmaceutical director for the Association of Finnish Pharmacies. I am responsible for the development and support of the professional activities of pharmacies. In FiMVO I represent Finnish private pharmacies, i.e. the end-users of the medicines verification system.
I am the Managing Director of Tamro Corporation. I have worked there for over 13 years and before that for over 20 years in high tech companies in the retail sector.
I bring to the board a vision from an entity that integrates the entire pharmaceutical distribution chain.
I have worked with Orion for more than ten years in various positions in production and supply chain.
At the moment I am responsible for Orion's operations in Salo, where Orion's tablet packaging and logistics operations are centralized.
Prior to my current position, I was responsible for leading Orion's global serialization project and became familiar with Orion's serialization process.
I represent the vision of the manufacturing pharmaceutical industry as well as in-depth knowledge of the role of the serialization industry in the entire chain.