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Vice President Biochemicals at UPM
Juuso Konttinen is Vice President Biochemicals at UPM. He leads a unit with holistic responsibility of biochemicals biorefinery, chemical building blocks, lignin and GrowDex for life science businesses.
Juuso has 17 years of experience from different fields of forest industry including business, sales & marketing, product management and development and all in a global context. He has been working and living in Finland, The U.S. and Germany. He holds three M.Sc. degrees from different universities of Helsinki, Finland. One in international business, one in economics and one in forest products technology. He has also visited universities of Harvard, IMD and Kellogg for executive education.
In addition, Juuso is a member in couple of advisory boards. He is the chairman of VTT Energy & Forest Advisory Board, member of Scientific Advisory Board of Finnish Chemical Industries and Chairman of Future Forum of Forest Product Engineers of Finland.
Read more about Juuso and his work at UPM here.
Juuso’s main fields of interests: bioeconomy, new business development, commercialization
Abstract Title: From R&D to Commercialization – Case GrowDex at UPM