Aalto EE strengthens program management by appointing Pia Lappalainen as a Senior Advisor

Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) has appointed Dr. Pia Lappalainen, Doctor of Science (Technology), as a Senior Advisor. Her areas of expertise are productivity, performance assessment, human resource management, managerial communication, occupational wellbeing, and conflict resolution and management. She is also an experienced management coach and facilitator.


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"Pia’s expertise in areas such as communications and facilitation will support us on our journey along our growth path. She will be an important asset in the design and management of multi-dimensional customized solutions," says Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director for Aalto EE and Professor of Practice at Aalto University.

In addition to her new role as Senior Advisor, Pia Lappalainen is a lecturer at Aalto University, a program director at the University of Helsinki and a consultant for industrial management teams. Pia defended her doctoral dissertation “Socially Competent Leadership - predictors, impacts and skilling in engineering” at Lappeenranta University of Technology in 2012. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Leipzig in Germany in 2016 and 2017.

Further information

Dr. Pekka Mattila
Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Tel. +358 40 738 7221

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers thought provoking leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for specialists and managers (Aalto PRO) and creative solutions covering the whole life cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with the latest research.  

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto University Executive Education offers education programs in China, Estonia, Indonesia, Iran, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam and United States. As a part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.5% of institutions in the world.