Executive Vice President of Smart Industry and Energy Systems, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
Dr. Jouko Suokas is the Executive Vice President of Smart Industry and Energy Systems at VTT. This is the largest of three business areas. The budgeted turnover of the business area is over 100 M€ and amount of personnel is over 900. During 2006 – 2013, Dr. Suokas was responsible for Business Solutions at VTT. That covered all VTT’s commercial activities the turnover being over 70 M€. In 2001, he was responsible of the reorganisation of four research institutes VTT Automation, VTT Energy, VTT Chemical Technology and VTT Manufacturing Technology. The reorganisation led from four to two institutes: VTT Industrial Systems and VTT Processes.
During 2002 – 2005, he was the Executive Director of VTT Industrial Systems. VTT Industrial Systems employed over 500 persons and the turnover was 48 M€. Earlier he has been Executive Director of VTT Automation (1998 - 2002), and laboratory director/research manager responsible of Safety Engineering research (1989 - 1998). He has taken part in several teams that have evaluated departments of TNO in the Netherlands and SINTEF in Norway as well as research programs in Sweden.
Since 1998 he has been member of VTT’s Executive Board. Since 2006 he has been Deputy to CEO.