The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners, FI
Head of Development, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Finland
Markus Lassheikki is Head of development at the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) in Finland. He received his M.Sc. in Forestry from the University of Helsinki and has a Specialist Qualification in Business Management. He has a thirty-year career in forestry and agriculture including extension and management services, business development and logistics.
Mr. Lassheikki is employed by MTK since 2002. Earlier he has worked as a head of unit at the Forestry Development Centre Tapio and as manager at the Forest Management Association in the Helsinki region. He has his homestead in the countryside outside the metropolitan area and spends time in the forest also in leisure.
The Science-Stakeholder Dialogue will stimulate exchange of scientific knowledge and the stakeholders’ perspective on bioeconomy. The dialogue will be introduced by a Science Keynote by Maartje J. Klapwijk, reporting back from the scientific sessions followed by a discussion with five panelists from policy, industry and CSOs.