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Ilkka Sillanpää
Dr. Dr. CEO and entrepreneur

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.

Josu Takala
Professor Dr.

Prof. Dr. Josu Takala has a vast experience in both industry and academia. He worked for ABB, which consists of about 30 independent Ltds in the wide business area of electric technology, Quality Assurance related tasks to automation as researcher and manager in 1979-1992.

Educational background: Tampere University of Technology M.Sc (eng) 1980 and Dr. Tech. (El. Eng. and business studies in the University of Vaasa) 1988 as well as Dr. Honoris Causa in 2009 from the Technical University of Košice.

Currently he is Professor of Industrial Management at the University of Vaasa Finland besides working with multiple universities in Finland and abroad such as Thailand, Malaysia, China, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

His field of interest is mainly technology management in the competitive strategies of private and public organizations in manufacturing networks by utilizing the generic fields of quality management, strategy, new product development, production management, logistics and environmental management. Over 600 scientific published articles.

Alan Pembshaw
Lieutenant Colonel

Alan Pembshaw is currently working as a leadership and management consultant, coach, mentor and English language trainer.  He assists senior management to develop their leadership and management skills as well as fulfil their requirements to discuss financial reports or give presentations in English at international level. He also assists intermediate to advanced learners to improve their speaking skills by developing confidence, fluency and specialist vocabulary so that they can be more effective in their work.

Alan has always been interested in the career, personal and professional development of junior- and middle-level managers and leaders and acting as a mentor or coach for these important company members.  He also improves the skills of business leaders to relate to their workforce, their most important asset.

Before coming to Finland in 2006, Alan was a Partner and senior financial adviser in a Sydney-based wealth management business for 7 years (1998-2005) and a training and management consultant to the Australian Defence Force (1996-97).  From 1994-1996, he was a divisional director of an international education company, managing language schools in Asia and Europe and major English language tests for immigration and education.

For the major part of his working life (1971-1994), Alan was an officer of the Australian Army (Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel), mainly in the fields of education and training and serving in a variety of command and staff positions in Australia and SE Asia.  He is a graduate of the Indonesian Army command and staff course for senior officers.

Alan has studied widely, holding tertiary qualifications in Education (University of South Australia), Arts (MonashUniversity), Asian Studies (University of New England), Management, Defence Studies (University of New England), Financial Planning (Deakin University) and Applied Linguistics. He is a native speaker of English and fluent also in Indonesian.

Szilárd Podruzsik
Associate Professor

Dr. Podruzsik has extensive career in academia, his focus is economics, project management and agricultural economics.

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