Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Timo Holopainen holds a PhD in chemistry (University of Joensuu, Finland) and MBA (Henley Business School, UK). Timo Holopainen has over 20 years of experience working as local and global leadership and management, international sales and business development, research, development and innovation, technical and customer service, trouble shooting, quality, training and consulting professional.
During his career Timo Holopainen has lived in UK, Norway, USA, Indonesia and Estonia and has worked in European, Asian, North, Middle and South American, Australian and Japanese markets, working with wide range of individuals, talents, cultures, companies and corporates.
Currently Timo Holopainen is working in Turku University of Applied Science as Principle Lecturer and Leader of Business Development.
Timo Holopainen is chairman of the European Sales Competition Association and vice president of the Academic Association of Sales Engineering (AASE).
His main research topics are value creation, international and technical sales.
After three years as VP Funding and Treasurer, Timo Holopainen becomes President of AASE during the General Assembly 2022.