Pirita Mikkanen has more than ten years of experience in industry and more than five years in consultancy. Dr. Mikkanen has wide experience in management, development and implementation of strategy and innovation processes for industry and public entities. In addition, she has established companies and participated management teams and boards of several others. Dr. Mikkanen has been involved in R&D, commercialisation and distribution of cleantech products worldwide. Prior to her industrial career, she worked as a research scientist in cleantech sector for international industrial alliances.
Dr. Mikkanen has been working with Chinese industry for the past ten years. She was involved in the rapid adaptation of emission control for vehicles and the latest development of energy efficiency actions in industry. She also acted as a fund manager for climate change investments in China.
Pirita Mikkanen holds a Ph.D. on applied physics from the Helsinki University of Technology. She has published ca 20 scientific articles and over 80 seminar papers. Mikkanen also has a patent granted on emission related invention.