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Executive 51853

Pirkko's Profile

iCEO #51853

Position: COO/Managing Director

Nationality: Finland


CEO of Food processing company and a Finnish biotech CMO with a strong marketing and sales background.

Major Achievements

I have turned a division of a large public food processing company into an independent SME and also restructured the brand portfolio and was in charge of general management of the company that employed directly 60 and indirectly almost 100 people. I brought the biotech CMO into international market and acquired client projetcs around the world and also found a new Indian owner to the company.

Industry Sector Competencies

IT/Computer Hardware
Systems Integration
Bioprocesses, food industry
Consumer Goods
Medical Equipment

Professional Objectives

Function: CEO, Marketing and sales director, business development, on permanant or interim basis. Also transfer and take over business after aquisition.
Sector: life science
Interim Manager: Yes
Permanent Position: Yes
Operational: Yes
Availability: Full time
Prefered Locations: Finland, Sweden, Baltic Countries, Middle-Europe

Additional Professional Interests

Non executive director assignments

Countries Covered


Operational Competencies

Technologies to market (Professional)
Business development (Professional)
Acquisition and shadow management (Professional)
New product or service launch (Professional)
Company rescue or turnaround (Professional)



Home Country



Full time


MSc Food Science



Management Experience

More than 10 years

Company Size

Start-up, SMB

Interim Manager


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