Jan Koivurinta is a new BOA member March 04, 2011

Defendec signed today an agreement with Jan M. Koivurinta, an experienced professional in the international defence industry, to become a member of its International Advisory Board.

Jan M. Koivurinta (M.Sc., MBA) has extensive international business experience gained through various leadership positions in several industry sectors ranging from oli & chemicals, recreational facilities and spa’s, asset management to defence industry, with a special focus on business development, M&A advisory and change management and turnarounds. He has broad experience of implementation of international acquisitions and integrations in Europe, US and Asia.

Koivurinta has been leading and developing several industrial and service businesses and leading operational and restructuring tasks at several defence companies and currently sits at several company boards.

Jan M. Koivurinta joined our Advisory Board to become a partner in our team and also to bring his contacts and know-how to the company,” says Defendec’s CEO Jaanus Tamm. “We were looking for an individual with intimate knowledge of the military industry sector to join our professional Advisory Board, and Koivurinta is definitely the person we need”, comments Tamm.

Today, Koivurinta runs Finnish and European SME companies and is for example a member of the board of the Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries association. “My previous experience in the defence sectors will facilitate Defendec to enter global industrial markets and partnerships”, says Koivurinta.

Koivurinta’s educational background includes a M.Sc. in political sciences and law from Helsinki University in Finland, an MBA at IMD in Switzerland, alumni of MIT's Entrepreneurship Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States, and alumni of the Finnish National Defence Programme and the French L'Institut des hautes études de défense nationale.

Defendec is a high technology company that provides and develops the best return of investment and maintenance free surveillance systems for remote areas in military, security and critical infrastructure sectors worldwide.

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