Anne Jalkala has been appointed as Vaisala’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). She will start in her position on August 15, 2022, and she will report to President and CEO Kai Öistämö
Anne Jalkala joins Vaisala from Fortum where she has held the position as Vice President, Digital Growth Businesses. Prior to that that she has worked at Fortum as Vice President, Innovation and Venturing, Vice President, Strategy and Ventures, and Vice President, Startup and Fund Investments.
Jalkala also has an extensive experience in the academic world. Before Fortum, she led the LUT School of Business and Management and worked as Professor in Business Marketing at Lappeenranta University of Technology. Her background also covers a position of a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. She holds a doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Lappeenranta University of Technology.
“Anne Jalkala has a strong track record in building growth strategies and leading transformation. She brings valuable experience in building new business models that foster innovation and new perspectives. I warmly welcome Anne to Vaisala to play a key role in our journey to drive sustainable growth and global leadership in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements,” says Kai Öistämö, President and CEO.
"I'm truly excited to join the talented Vaisala team and work with technology company that has strong values and roots in science-based innovations", says Jalkala. "Vaisala is very well-positioned to drive sustainable growth and global leadership in providing observations for a better world. My goal is to ensure that we develop and execute our long-term strategy in a way that best serves our customers, employees, shareholders and all stakeholders."