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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.

Anneli Vuorinen,
VP, Projects

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.

Leena Huoponen,
VP, Consulting

Leena joined Crown CRO in 2008. She has been working with clinical trials since 1991 and with pharma companies since 1996. Her responsibilities at Crown CRO is consulting to pharma companies.

Olegas Vasilenko,
VP, Operations

Olegas  joined Crown CRO in 2007. He has been working in the CRO business for 17 years and he has been involved in developing our operations in Belarus, where we rolled out our first study in 2013. His responsibilities cover all aspects of Operations.

Timo Toivonen,
VP, Services

Timo joined Crown CRO in 2018. He has been working in pharmaceutical companies for over 13 years in both local and global functions. He has a MSc in Pharmacy. 

Veronica Kalhori,
Scientific Advisor

Veronica joined Crown CRO in February 2020. She has been working in the Parliament of Finland as a Political Advisor for over 4 years in both local and global functions, gaining experience in several areas including the Social Affairs and Health Care system. She has a PhD in Cell Biology and several years of experience in Cancer Research.

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.

Jori Vaissalo, Head of Commercial Operations

Jori joined Crown CRO in March 2020 as Head of Commercial Operations. Jori has several years of experience from the pharmaceutical field and has worked within the industry both in Finland and Sweden. He has a MSc in Pharmacy. 

Katja Kurki, Language Services Manager

Katja Joined Crown CRO in 2006. She acts as Language Services Manager and is responsible for Medical Translation. Katja has a Master of Arts degree and she is also an authorized translator.

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.