Kari Herlevi

PROJECT DIRECTOR, CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT SITRA (THE FINNISH INNOVATION FUND)

Kari is a multi-skilled circular economy expert, who is currently leading the circular economy focus area at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. Previously responsible for the Resource efficient economy area in Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, he managed the Green Growth – Towards a sustainable future programme, which aimed to identify potential new growth areas for the sustainable economy business. Kari has also worked in the Tekes Silicon Valley office for a few years and his special interests are circular economy, fast growing cleantech firms and developing countries like BRIC. Kari has Master’s degrees in finance and political sciences.