President and CEO,
Dr Antti Vasara has been the President and CEO of VTT Ltd since 2015. He is a non-executive director of Elisa Oyj (the largest telecommunications operator in Finland) and of the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. He is currently a member of the Finnish Research and Innovation Council, in addition to being the President of EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organisations) and a member of the High-Level Industrial Roundtable “Industry 2030” and the IPCEI Forum of the European Commission.
Previously, he worked at companies such as Nokia, Tieto, SmartTrust and McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career, he was a researcher in optical communications, publishing some 20-plus peer–reviewed articles and holding one international patent. Dr Vasara holds a Doctor of Science (Technology) degree from Aalto University in Finland.
Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:
Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30: Plastics and a circular bioeconomy