MSc (Technology) Mika Toikka has been appointed as the Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and as a member of VTT Executive Management Team.
Mika Toikka will be heading VTT's new Commercial Operations unit, in which VTT is pooling its sales, marketing and communications processes in order to better match customers' needs and VTT's know-how and improve the customer experience, as of 1 March 2018. The new unit will consist of three main functions: Sales and Customer Partnerships, Marketing and Communications and Research Service Design.
"The change is motivated by our wish to make all of the expertise that VTT has in meeting customers' needs easily available to customers. It will make us better able to act as a service organisation that gets inspired by customers' challenges and opportunities", Mika Toikka explains.
Mika Toikka has been working as VTT's Vice President, Sales and Business Development (Smart Industry and Energy Systems) since 13 February 2017. He came to VTT from Outokumpu, where he most recently acted as Vice President, Global Marketing and a member of the Sales Management Team.