ForestBioFacts webinar: Energy strategies to tackle European winter and climate change

Dr. Leena Sivill, Senior Principal, Energy, AFRY

Dr. Leena Sivill is Senior Principal in AFRY Management Consulting in Finland. She has over 20 years of experience in energy policy and regulation, Nordic energy markets, and industrial decarbonisation. Today she is involved especially in the Nordic and Baltic hydrogen transition and gas sector transformation.

Dr. Antti Arasto, Vice President, Industrial energy and hydrogen, VTT Technical Research centre of Finland

Over two decades of experience in energy sector and innovation leadership with deep understanding on systemic aspects of energy transition, related policy and novel technology implementation. He has wide knowledge on energy and technology; systems, evaluation, feasibility and concepts with know-how and experience in extending from research to power plant construction and commissioning. Expert on renewable fuels (H, CCU and biofuels), CCS and decarbonisation of industry, especially iron and steel sector. Deep involvement in national and European innovation agenda. Finnish Climate Change Panel member and a member of European Commission Innovation Fund expert group.

Dr. Pirita Mikkanen, Vice President, Energy, Metsä Group

PhD Pirita Mikkanen, Vice President, Energy. Pirita leads Metsä Group's Energy team, including energy production supporting factories and energy efficiency. Previously, she has managed several production SMEs operating in the international market and participated in board activities in large companies. In addition, she has founded and grown technology companies. The leading star of her career has been change management, production efficiency and combating climate change.