Dr. Ormala was born 1950. He graduated in 1974 and received his PhD in 1986 from the Helsinki University of Technology. He was a Senior Research Engineer at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) 1974-1987. 1987-1999 he was the Secretary of the Science and Technology Policy Council of Finland. In 1999 he joined the Nokia Group. At Nokia he is in charge of developing favourable business environment for Nokia globally.
He has more than 50 scientific publications. In 1992 he led an international evaluation of the economic and social impacts of the Eureka Scheme. In 2004 he chaired the Five-Year-Assessment of the EU Research Programmes covering 1999-2003. He was 2008-2012 the President of Digitaleurope. He is a member of the Board of University of Oulu.Back to top