D.Sc. (Tech) Laura Juvonen has been appointed as VTT’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business intelligence, leader of the Strategy and Business Intelligence unit and member of the Executive Leadership Team as of 1 August 2021. In the position, Juvonen reports to President & CEO Antti Vasara.
Laura Juvonen's previous employer is Technology Industries of Finland. Her latest position was Executive Director of the Growth and Skills unit, and she has been in different leadership positions since 2015. Her tasks have included implementing several strategy and scenario processes and actively renewing modes of operation. In the past, Juvonen has worked as e.g. Managing Director of the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion. Juvonen is also widely networked in the technology sector through positions of trust and international experience.
“Laura has extensive experience in supporting the competence and growth of companies and commercialising science and technology. She brings a strong, wide-ranging and strategic vision to VTT, which is excellent in terms of supporting the implementation of our new strategy and the creation of effectiveness through research and innovation activities. I want to welcome Laura to our team of people who do work that matters”, says VTT’s President & CEO Antti Vasara.
“VTT has an important role to play in creating sustainable value from science and technology. I am particularly enthusiastic about working at the interface between research and the business field. Breakthroughs happen when people work together”, says Laura Juvonen, the new Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business intelligence.