Timo Ala-Risku

Country Manager, Germany

Timo joined RELEX in 2010 and heads our German operations. Born in Helsinki he grew up in Klaukkala outside the city and spent some years living near Frankfurt in Germany.

Timo took his MSc in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology, majoring in logistics, and went on to take his PhD. He wrote his thesis on ‘Installed Base Information – Ensuring Customer Value and Profitability after the Sale.’ During his time at the university he had 16 papers published (as author or co-author) and presented a further 15 to international conferences. In 2008 he was appointed Research Director of Logistics Research Group at the university (by then renamed Aalto University) and led the Sourcing and Service Operations Concepts project which brought together more than a dozen researchers and eight companies. Timo is fluent in German and English and speaks Swedish well.

Most of us at RELEX like to keep in shape and Timo is no exception, being a keen cross country skier and cyclist. He enjoys photography, and playing the piano and guitar, more than making up for anything he lacks in technique with enthusiasm. However his greatest pleasures in life come from his family; playing with his two sons and exploring the world with them (on those rare occasions we un-chain him from his desk).

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