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Riitta Silvennoinen appointed Chief Human Resources Officer

Silvennoinen will start at Aalto in February.

Riitta Silvennoinen MSc (Econ.), MBA has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and member of the Management Team at Aalto University. She will step into her new position on 1 February 2018. She will be responsible for all personnel processes including competence and leadership development.

Riitta Silvennoinen’s (b. 1966) current position is as Nokia's VP, Global HR Center of Expertise. She has been employed by Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia Networks in versatile human resources management tasks from 1997. Prior to this, she worked at the Helsinki School of Economics' International Center.

'We want to be an inspiring employer and to offer effective processes to support and motivate our personnel's exemplary work in different parts of our organisation. We are now involved in growing international competition, and Riitta Silvennoinen will add important expertise in strategic human resources management to our team stemming from her experience with large multicultural organisations. We wish her warmly welcome,' President Ilkka Niemelä says.

'Aalto University is a pioneer in its field both in Finland and internationally. I look forward to joining this dynamic and innovative community and taking part in its development,' Riitta Silvennoinen states.

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