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research and development company executive

Kauko Oiva Antero Kurkela, Finnish research and development company executive. Served to Second lieutenant Finland Infantry, 1961-1962. Member Science Association of Finnish Chemical Industry, Science Association University Helsinki, Institute Biotechnology, Science Association University Oulu.

Background

Kurkela, Kauko Oiva Antero was born on March 3, 1941 in Oulu, Finland. Son of Oiva and Hanna (Suokkonen) Kurkela.

Education

Master of Science in Organic Chemistry, University Oulu, 1969. Doctor of Chemistry (honorary), University Oulu, 1989.

Career

Resident department chemistry University Oulu, 1967-1969. Research chemist Medipolar, Oulu, 1970-1975. Research manager Medipolar, Chemical Research and Development, 1976-1978.

Research director Farmos Group Ltd. Chemical Research and Development, 1979-1983. General manager Farmos Group Ltd., Medipolar, 1984-1986.

Research and Development director Farmos Group Ltd., Research and Development, Turku, Finland, 1986-1992. Vice president Research and development Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma, Espoo, Finland, 1993-1997. Director biotechnology Sitra, Finland, 1997-1998.

President, Chief Executive Officer Contral Pharma Ltd., Finland, since 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

Membership

Served to Second lieutenant Finland Infantry, 1961-1962. Member Science Association of Finnish Chemical Industry, Science Association University Helsinki, Institute Biotechnology, Science Association University Oulu.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, hunting, fishing.

Connections

Married Marja Inkeri Rotonen, November 28, 1964. Children: Hanne Katariina, Ulla Maria, Anna Karolina.

father:
Oiva Kurkela

mother:
Hanna (Suokkonen) Kurkela

spouse:
Marja Inkeri Rotonen

children:
Hanne Katariina Kurkela

Ulla Maria Kurkela

Anna Karolina Kurkela