Our Key Persons

Management Team

Päivi Itkonen,
Chief Executive Officer

Päivi is one of the founders and as Chief Executive Officer her responsibilities include all customer-related activities. 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.

Stiina Vuorio,
Chief Operating Officer

Stiina joined Crown CRO in 2006. She has experience from both pharmaceutical and CRO companies from the last 20 years. Stiina has a BSc in Medical Laboratory Technology, and has held various positions within Clinical Operations and Project Management.

Juha Hörkkö, Chief Financial Officer

Juha joined Crown CRO in March 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. He has 25 years of experience from the financial field and has worked for Kone and the Municipality of Kirkkonummi, among others. Juha has a MSc in Economics.

Kaius Heinilä,
Chief Commercial Officer

Kaius joined Crown CRO in 2007. He has a BSc Hons in Marine Biology, and more recently an MBA. During his career at Crown Kaius has worked both in Operations and Sales, as well as been fully outsourced to several Pharma companies.

Nina Riihimäki, Global Office Manager

Nina joined Crown CRO in 2006. She has been working in pharmaceutical and CRO companies since 1989. Her responsibility at Crown CRO is global office management and she has a diploma in business administration.