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forestry executive

Markku Juhani Penttinen, Finnish forestry executive. Certified in English, 1970, German, 1971, Swedish, 1977. Recipient Scientist Exchange award Austrian Minister for Science and Research, 1991.


Penttinen, Markku Juhani was born on May 12, 1944 in Pielavesi, Finland. Son of Terho Tapio and Raili Anneli (Hela) Penttinen.


Master of Science, University Helsinki, 1969. Lic.Sos.Sci., University Helsinki, 1973. Postgraduate, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1971.

Doctor of Science in Business Economics, University Vaasa, Finland, 1983.


Researcher, research group leader Finnish Defense Forces Data Processing Center, 1968-1970. Systems analyst University Helsinki, 1970-1974. Systems engineer, business planner International Business Machines Corporation, Helsinki, 1974-1983.

Product developer International Business Machines Corporation Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1976-1977. Associate professor University Vaasa, 1977-1978. Data processing manager Forest Center Tapio, Helsinki, 1983-1986.

Business development manager, director Uusi Suomi Ltd., 1986-1989. Research unit manager Finnish Forest Research Institute, since 1989. Professor Lappeenranta University of Technology, 1992-1993.

Adjunct professor University Helsinki, since 1996. Deputy coordinator/economics evaluation International Union of Forest Research Organization, Vienna, since 1998. Finance research and development consultant Operandi Ltd., Helsinki, since 1997.


  • Certified in English, 1970, German, 1971, Swedish, 1977.


Member organizing committee EURO XII/TIMS XXXI Joint International Conference Operations Research/Management Science, 1992. Organizer/unit S4.04.02 managerial economics IUFRO XX World Congress, Tampere, Finland, 1995. Second lieutenant Finnish Military, 1963-1964.

Member Institute Operations Research and Management Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, Lions (chapter president 1987-1988).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, investment activities, languages.


Married Tarja Annele Kari, May 13, 1967. Children: Hannu, Anne.

Terho Tapio Penttinen

Raili Anneli (Hela) Penttinen

Tarja Annele Kari

Anne Penttinen

Hannu Penttinen