Dr. Dr. Ilkka Sillanpaa Ph.D. (eng.), Ph.D. (econ.) is presently the CEO and entrepreneur at business consulting company Hegemonia ltd, which is specialising in management consulting for small and medium size companies, as an accelerator for startup companies and research cooperation with Universities. He is co founder of startup company Visualynk Oy and CEO & Member of the board of investment company IGNITO Oy.
Previously Ilkka was Global Category Manager at Konecranes, a company specializing in lifting equipment and services globally. Prior to this, until June 2011, Dr. Sillanpaa was a Senior Sourcing Manager, Global Sourcing at Rautaruukki Oyj, a supplier of steel and metal-based systems.
Dr. Dr. Sillanpaa holds Ph. D. (eng.) degree in industrial engineering and management from the University of Oulu, Finland and Ph. D. (econ.) degree in management from the University of Vaasa, Finland. He is Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Vaasa Finland department of Management and Visiting scholar at Corvinus University of Budapest Hungary. He has published several international academic journal, books and conference articles related to supply chain management and strategic management.