President Martti Ahtisaari will make a keynote address in the Conferment of Degrees
Aalto University School of Economics will arrange its 14th Ceremonial Conferment on May 19-21, 2011. President Martti Ahtisaari will make a keynote address in the Conferment of Degrees.
At the conferment ceremony, the university will confer degrees on Masters of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Doctors of Science (Economics and Business Administration) and Doctors of Philosophy who have graduated after 2006. Additionally, former students who took part in the conferment ceremony of 1961 will be awarded the title ‘riemumaisteri’. This title can be granted to students who have graduated and taken part in a conferment ceremony 50 years ago.
Honorary doctorates will be conferred on distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to science, business or society.
An honorary doctorate is the highest honor that the university can award.
In 2011, the Aalto University School of Economics will award the following distinguished individuals with an honorary doctorate:
Former CEO Arto Hiltunen, SOK
Arto Hiltunen began his career at S Group in 1980. Most recently, he was the CEO of SOK between 2007 and 2010. Hiltunen is a board member in several Finnish companies and in 2011 he was elected Chairman of Itella’s Board of Directors.
Governor Erkki Liikanen, Bank of Finland
Erkki Liikanen is the Governor of the Bank of Finland. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the ECB (2004–) and a member of the IMF Board of Governors (2004–).
Mayor Jussi Pajunen, City of Helsinki
Jussi Pajunen is the ninth and current mayor of the City of Helsinki. He was elected as mayor on June 1, 2005 for a term of seven years. The President of the Republic granted Pajunen the Finnish honorary title of ylipormestari in 2006.
Kauppaneuvos Heikki Timonen, Machinery Oy (kauppaneuvos is a Finnish honorary title)
Heikki Timonen is the Chairman of the Board of Machinery Oy. Before his duties as the Chairman of the Board, Heikki Timonen was the Managing Director of the family business that celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
Vuorineuvos Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto, Onvest Oy (vuorineuvos is a Finnish honorary title)
Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto is the President and CEO of Onvest Oy since 2000 and the Chairman of the Board of Onninen Oy. Toivanen-Koivisto became the President & CEO pro tem of Onninen Oy in August 2010.
Professor Dong-Sung Cho, Soul National University
Dong-Sung Cho is a dean and a professor at the College of Business Administration, Seoul National University. He was a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics in 1991-2000.
Professor Yves Doz, INSEAD
Yves Doz is a professor of technological innovation at INSEAD and a visiting professor at the Aalto University School of Economics.
Professor Mark Grinblatt, UCLA
Mark Grinblatt is a professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he has been working since 1981.
Professor Sirkka Järvenpää, University of Texas, Austin
Sirkka Järvenpää has for long been one of the top international researchers in information systems science. As a researcher of e-commerce, virtual organizations and team work, in particular, she represents the absolute cutting edge of international research.
Professor Torsten Persson, Stockholm University
Torsten Persson is a Swedish economist and a professor of economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University.
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