Director General, vuorineuvos (a Finnish honorary title) Mikko Helander
An honorary doctorate in business studies will be conferred upon Director General, vuorineuvos (a Finnish honorary title) Mikko Helander.
Director General of the Finnish trading company Kesko, vuorineuvos Mikko Helander has a long history of collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland. Together with experts of Kesko, he has supported the university and its business studies in education, research and community relations.
Director General Helander has facilitated the creation of a diverse and extensive network of business and industry partners for business studies and the university as a whole. Strong, fruitful and long-term collaboration with business and industry calls for strong community relations. This collaboration is linked to education and research in management accounting, management, marketing, international business and tourism alike.
Furthermore, Helander has played a key role in highlighting and addressing many issues that are vital for the future of eastern Finland.