Key personnel

Päivi Itkonen, Managing Director

Päivi is one of the founders and has been acting as the Managing Director from the beginning. She has a MSc in chemical engineering and a BSc in pharmacy. She has been working in the field of clinical operations for more than 30 years and is also part of the DIA training faculty.

Anu Sulamaa, Head of Clinical Operations

Anu joined Crown CRO in 2010. Her responsibilities cover all operational aspects of trials from budgeting and resourcing to oversight, and she leads a team of over 80 experts. Anu has been working in various research development roles in CROs and pharma companies since 2000 and holds a MSc degree in Biochemistry.

Hannu Rautanen, Director Business Development

Hannu joined Crown CRO in 2010. His responsibilities at Crown CRO include all business development and marketing activities. Hannu has been working in the CRO business since 2003 and has a Bachelor’s degree in International Sales and Marketing.

Anneli Vuorinen, Head of Project Management

Anneli joined Crown CRO in 2012. She has been working in pharmaceutical and CRO companies since 1995. Her responsibilities at Crown CRO include project management and regulatory affairs services and she holds degrees in health care and teacher education.