Senior Vice President, Human Resources, VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland), Finland.
M.Sc (Econ.& Bus.Adm.) Riitta Tolvanen is working as S.V.P, Human Resources at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Her main responsibilities are talent acquisition, competence development and performance management, including occupational wellbeing, personnel policies, co-operation with labor union representatives, HR ICT and other HRM issues. As a member of VTT Executive management team she is responsible also for HR-related strategic issues and management and leadership support. She has a long experience in HR as well as in business management in companies operating in Finland, Scandinavia, Baltics and Russia. She has operated as a temporary lecturer of management in Aalto University. Her special interests are in foreseeing the new elements and expectations for management / leadership in the changing work life as well as organization culture issues.
Ms Tolvanenl spoke in Plenary Session 1 Best Practices for Gender Policy in Research Organisations at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.