As Head of Sustainability at Vasakronan, Anna Denell has overall responsibility for the company’s sustainability strategy. Anna began her career in the property industry in the mid 90’s and joined Vasakronan in 1999. Since then she has held various positions including that of Head of Business Unit, Stockholm.
Managing director in Norwegian Treteknisk Institute. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and has a PhD in wood technology. Øvrum has extensive and long experience from research and development in wood-based production and wooden construction.
Senior Advisor on Construction at the Icelandic Ministry of Social Affairs, responsible for building regulations, fire safety and electrical safety in Iceland. He also serves as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iceland and is the former Director General of the Iceland Construction Authority (Mannvirkjastofnun).
Mads is working as an independent advisor for Sustainability 2030 (Bæredygtighed 2030). He is specialised within public policy and administration and has extended experience in working with bioeconomy in the Nordic region - including forestry policies. He was the project leader for the Nordic pavilion at the COP23 and is also taking this for the COP24 in 2018.
Professor at Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology. His research interests are diverse, ranging from structure-property relationships in wood and composite materials, through wood modification, to the use of wood in resource-efficient construction.
Managing director of the Federation of Finnish WoodWorking Industries. Mikkola has diverse experience of the wood products industry, having held executive positions in manufacturing, sales, marketing, business development and research both in Finland and internationally.
Director at the Danish Traeinformation. External Professor Sustainable by Design, DIS (Denmarks International Study program). Former Sustainability Consultant at DANSKE ARK, where he was responsible for sustainability efforts. Also founding board member of Green Building Council Denmark.
Pasi Aalto leads NTNU Wood, an interdisciplinary center that promotes projects, studies and initiatives at NTNU with forests and wood as a resource base. Pasi also works as a senior lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, History and Technology, where his work focuses on data-assisted workload in architecture education and research.
Susanne is the managing director at Swedish wood. She has extensive experience in wood processing and its industrial conditions. She has followed closely developments in the outside world and can provide an impression of how forest industry vision, processing, construction and architecture interacts to create a sustainable, technically, economically, environmentally and socially sustainable system.