Agnes Roos will be the new head of the Tehnopol Science and Business Park

Agnes Roos will be the new head of the Tehnopol Science and Business Park

The Supervisory Board of the Tehnopol Science and Business Park appointed the highly experienced Agnes Roos as the new CEO, and she will start work on 15 April. Roos has previously worked at Swedbank and Eesti Energia.

Chair of the Supervisory Board Erkki Karo said that the field of applicants for Chair of the Executive Board of Tehnopol was of outstanding quality and very competitive, which shows how successful Tehnopol has been in its work and how it has become a key part of the innovation system in Estonia. “The Supervisory Board is very pleased that Agnes Roos has decided to join the Tehnopol team, and we expect that her fresh perspective, ambitious vision and wide-ranging experience of technology, and her networks of contacts will help take Tehnopol up to new heights”, he said.

The central pillar of the career of Agnes Roos has been innovation, and applying innovation and new thinking in business. She has 21 years of experience in management in information technology and business development. She has spent the past decade building up Eesti Energia/Enefit, the flagship of the Estonian energy industry, spending seven years as the leader and developer of information technology, and the past three years as a member of the management board with responsibility primarily for developing client services. Under her leadership, the Enefit brand became known in its home market as representing an innovative seller of energy and energy solutions to retail clients. She is also a member of the Programme Council for the Master’s course in Digital Transformation in Business at the TalTech School of Information Technologies. She has been a member of the management of Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications and been a management mentor, and she was chosen in 2017 by Äripäev business newspaper as the most influential head of IT.

Agnes Roos said that Tehnopol is special because its work has a massive impact on innovation in Estonia. “Tehnopol helps release the development potential of technology companies in the different phases of growth, and so makes innovation an integral part of every day, and that is what really speaks to me. I can see how my experience can really complement the excellent skills of Tehnopol. We can contribute even more to working with the public sector, research institutions and businesses so that new and world-changing technology companies can take wing and so help make the Estonian economy more competitive”, she said.

The Supervisory Board thanked her predecessor as CEO of the Tehnopol Science and Business Park Indrek Orav for his work, and highlighted that Tehnopol has grown steadily under his leadership and expanded its activities both within Estonia and globally. The strong teamwork under his leadership saw a new modern office building added to the Tehnopol campus; the start of design work for the green promenade linking the Mustamäe high school, Tehnopol and TalTech; the development of the Tehnopol Startup Incubator as the largest and most effective business accelerator in the region; the opening of the NATO DIANA innovation accelerator; support for companies in introducing AI through the AI development programme and AIRE Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Estonia centre; and the arrival of the Tehnopol healthtech community on the global map. Indrek Orav was CEO of Tehnopol for five years, and his contract ends in the middle of April.

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