Jorma Karppinen : CV
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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Jorma Karppinen, born in 1948 in Finland, has an academic background in engineering and technical physics, including a doctorate in technology in 1979. His career spans positions in scientific research, marketing and development, and senior management with Nokia Electronics, Afora Ltd and Fortum Engineering Ltd. Until most recently, he was Director of Business Development at Metso Automation Ltd in Helsinki, Finland, a global automation systems manufacturing company, where he previously held the posts of President of Energy Automation and then President of Process Automation Systems.
Through his extensive experience in business development and management over the past 20 years, Jorma Karppinen has developed a comprehensive understanding of the industrial changes facing Europe today.
Jorma Karppinen has first-hand experience of implementing industrial restructuring projects, taking part in labour union negotiations, and participating in European works council meetings. Throughout his working life, Mr Karppinen has travelled widely and has developed a global view of the living and working conditions of many different countries.