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chemical company executive

Yrjö Pessi, Finnish chemical company executive.

Background

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.

Career

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, Rikkihappo Oy (Kemira Oy), 1972-1973;managing director, Kemira Oy, 1975-1978;president, chief Executive officer, Kemira Oy, 1978-1992;director, professor, Agricultural Research Center, 1973-1974. Board directors Economics Information Bureau, confederation Finnish Industries, Finnish Employers General Group, Research Institute Finnish Economy (supporting committee). Mem.supervisory board Kansallis-Osake-Pankki, Industrial Mutual Insurance Company, Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Member Finnish Academy Technology Sciences, since 1978, advisory board Helsinki U. Technology, since 1979, chairman since 1984, commission Supporting Foundation Helsinki School Economics, since 1983. Chairman Delegation of Finnish Institute Export, since 1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor 100 articles to science journals.

Membership

Chairman central board Finnish Child Welfare Association, 1984. Member supervisory board Finnish Cultural Foundation, since 1985. Member Finnish Chemical Industry Federation (board directors, chairman science advisory board since 1984), Peat Cultivation Society (Chairman, Board Of Directors), Foundation Research Higher Edition and Science Policy (county member), International Fertilizer Industry Association (county member), International Peat Society (county member, president county since 1985, chairman Finnish National committee since 1985). M C.

Connections

Urho and Hilma (Kinnunen) P. Married Liisa Nokka, 1950. Children: Pirkko, Urho-Pekka (deceased), Marja, Jyrki, Piija, Petri.

spouse:
Liisa Nokka

child:
Pirkko Pessi

child:
Urho-Pekka Pessi (deceased)

child:
Marja Pessi

child:
Jyrki Pessi

child:
Piija Pessi

child:
Petri Pessi