Markku Hokkanen, M.Sc. (Eng.), 39, has been appointed Director of Technopolis
in Lappeenranta and a new member of the Executive Board of Technopolis Plc.
Markku Hokkanen is currently the CEO of Technopolis Ventures Kareltek Ltd. He
previously served as Project Manager and business development specialist at
Technology Center Kareltek, in managerial duties at SecGo Group Oy, as business
sector director at Instrumentointi Oy and as a researcher at the Technical
Research Centre of Finland VTT.
Markku Hokkanen will start in his new post on December 1, 2007. The current
director, Marjut Hannelin, will retire at the end of the year.
Pertti Huuskonen, President and CEO, tel. +358 400 680816
In terms of the number of clients, Technopolis Plc is one of Europe's largest
technology centers. It is also the largest company in Finland specializing in
providing operating environments for high tech companies. It offers a
comprehensive service package combining modern premises with business and
development services. Technopolis currently operates in Espoo. Jyväskylä,
Lappeenranta, Oulu, Tampere and Vantaa, Finland and in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Some 12,500 people employed by more than 1,000 companies are currently working
in its technology centers. Technopolis shares are quoted on the mid-cap list of
the Nordic Exchange.