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Yrjö Pessi

Yrjö Pessi, Finnish chemical company executive.


  • Pessi, Yrjö was born on August 30, 1926 in Kaukola, Finland.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Agri. and Forestry, University Helsinki, 1951. Doctor of Agri. and Forestry, University Helsinki, 1956.


    • Director Frost Research Station, 1951-1957. Managing director Peat Cultivation Society, 1957-1964. Director Leteensuo Experimental Station, 1957-1964.

      Research manager Rikkihappo Oy (Kemira Oy), 1964-1971, assistant manager, 1972-1973. Managing director Kemira Oy, 1975-1978, president, chief executive officer, 1978-1992. Director, professor Agricultural Research Center, 1973-1974.

      Board directors Economic Information Bureau, confederation Finnish Industries, Finnish Employers General Group, Research Institute Finnish Economy (supporting committee). Member supervisory board Kansallis-Osake-Pankki, Industrial Mutual Insurance Company, Finnish Cultural Foundation. Member Finnish Academy Technology Sciences, since 1978, advisory board Helsinki University of Technology, 1979-1996, chairman 1984-1996, commission Supporting Foundation Helsinki School of Economics, 1983-1991.

      Chairman Delegation of Finnish Institute Export, 1983-1989.


    • Contributor 100 articles to science journals.


    Chairman central board Finnish Child Welfare Association, 1984. Member supervisory board Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1985-1991. Member Finnish Chemical Industry Federation (board directors, chairman science advisory board 1984-1991), Peat Cultivation Society (chairman board directors), Foundation Research Higher Education and Science Policy (council member), International Fertilizer Industry Association (council member), International Peat Society (council member, president council 1985-1992, chairman Finnish National committee 1985-1992).


    • Urho and Hilma (Kinnunen) P. Married Liisa Nokka, 1950. Children: Pirkko, Urho-Pekka (deceased), Marja, Jyrki, Piija, Petri.
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    Born August 30, 1926
    • 1951
      University Helsinki
    • 1956
      University Helsinki
    • 1951 - 1957
      Director, Frost Research Station
    • 1957 - 1964
      managing director, Peat Cultivation Society
    • 1957 - 1964
      director, Leteensuo Experimental Station
    • 1973 - 1974
      director, Agricultural Research Center
    • 1973 - 1974
      professor, Agricultural Research Center
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