Teppo Kettula is a member of investment committee of Limerock Fund Manager. He has worked with the corporate and business development issues of Ahlstrom and Andritz Corporations in Sweden and Austria. He has also served in diplomatic corps as an Attaché, Industry and Technology in 1992-1995 in Tokyo, Japan, developing scientific and industrial cooperation on university, public sector and corporate levels. He was responsible for industrial project development in the fields of forestry, manufacturing, chemical and environmental industries.
Projects he conducted consisted of several factory development projects in Finland and abroad. One of the delivered projects was by far the biggest Finnish industrial investment to Estonia, supported by EU Tacis program. Mr. Kettula has worked in Radiolinja-Elisa, major Finnish telecommunications operator as development manager of new businesses. The projects consisted of cooperation with Asian and Japanese telecommunication partners as well as financial planning of major infrastructure investments related to 3G/UMTS networks, digital-TV and national number portability programs led by Finnish national telecom regulator Ficora.
He has over ten years experience on building national and regional innovation systems as well as development programs to implement strategies in company Technopolis, which is the largest listed technology centre in Europe, measured by the number of companies. These programs include Vantaa High Technology Program and The International Centre development programs.
He has consulted also several international science and technology park cases in Scandinavia, Southern Europe, South-East Asia, Africa and Brasil. He has also consulted United Nations Development projects in Senegal and Ghana on Science and Technology Park issues, and is at the present managing Innovation Centre implementation phase at Gaborone, Botswana.
He is M. Sc. (Mec. Eng.) from Helsinki University of technology and MBA from University of Wales, analyzing the The Success Factors of Technology Parks in different environments.