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Minna Päivinen appointed as Tukes's Director of Research and Development

29.1.2020 13.00 | Published in English on 30.1.2020 at 11.05
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Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) has appointed Minna Päivinen as the new Director of Research and Development. Development is prominently featured in Tukes’s strategy and is one of the agency’s core functions along with surveillance and communications.

The Director of Research and Development is tasked with supporting departments with strategic planning and development. Päivinen took up her duties in the beginning of 2020.

“By combining the positions of the Director of Research and the Director of Development we are able to promote the utilisation of research data in Tukes’s development projects,” says Kimmo Peltonen, Director General of Tukes.

Päivinen has worked at Tukes as a Senior Specialist and the Director of Research since 2016. She also led the Future and Innovations team.

“I consider continuous, innovative and well-planned development to be a key factor in success,” Minna Päivinen says.

The position of Director of Research and Development was filled through internal recruitment. A total of six people applied for the position.

For more information, please contact

Kimmo Peltonen, Director General, tel. +358 (0)29 5052 157
Minna Päivinen, Director of Research and Development, tel. +358 (0)29 5052 685
[email protected]