SAMK's Management Group
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President, Managing director
Jari Multisilta, DrTech, started working for SAMK as President and Managing Director in autumn 2018. Previously, he worked as the Director of the University Consortium in Pori since November 2014 and as Professor in Tampere University of Technology since 2001. He has also worked as the Director of Cicero Learning Network which promotes research on learning at the University of Helsinki in 2011–2014.
Jari Multisilta has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University for over 18 months and at Nokia Research Center for two years.
His research field is learning technology.
Director, Finance and Administration Services
Tommi Tamminen, MSc (Econ.), eMBA, came to SAMK from Pori Energia Group where he worked as the Director of Group Services. He has previously worked for SAMK as Director of Finance and Administration in 2013 –2016. Tommi Tamminen has worked earlier in managerial and expert duties in the field of finance and administration for Hollming Group, DNA Group, Satakunnan Puhelin Group and Suomen Euromaster Oy.
Vice President for Education
Timo Mattila, LLM, has been employed at SAMK since 2002 as a lecturer of company law, as a senior lecturer and as Director of Education. He has previously worked in judicial tasks in private and public sector as an employee and as an entrepreneur.
Vice President for Research
Cimmo Nurmi, PhD (Applied Math), Adjunct Professor, has been employed at SAMK as Research Director since 2005. He has previously worked for instance as an insurance mathematician and in IT planning tasks. Cimmo Nurmi has experience in the positions of a managing director and a member of board of directors in several companies. His research field is computational intelligence.
Dean, Faculty of Health and Welfare
Tiina Savola, Master of Social Sciences, Bachelor of Social Services, CBM, joined SAMK at the beginning of 2017 as Dean of the Faculty of Health and Welfare. She has served as Vice President for Education in autumn 2022.
Prior to joining SAMK, she worked for the University of Helsinki-owned company HY+ as a Business Area Director (Customized Training) and before that as a planning officer and project manager in various education and development projects related to the social and health sector. She also has experience of working on the board of a company.
Dean, Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
Riitta Tempakka, MSc (Tech.), MBA has been employed at SAMK since 2008 as a Senior Lecturer, Team Leader and as a Leader of Logistics Research team. She has previously worked for instance as a research engineer, information specialist and product manager in private sector.
Dean, Faculty of Service Business
Jari Iisakkala LicSc (Admin Sc.) has been employed at SAMK since 2007 as a Dean of the Faculty of Business, Tourism and Culture, as a Director of Higher Education Services and as a Chief Digital Officer. He has experience in the positions of a member of board of directors in several companies. Iisakkala has also worked as a researcher at the University of Tampere, as a Director of Economic Development at City of Pori and as an entrepreneur in the field of business coaching.
Dean, Faculty of Technology
Marika Seppälä, MSc (Econ.), MBA, has been employed at SAMK since 2008 as a Senior Lecturer and as a Team Leader of Energy and environmental engineering. Before SAMK she worked at Nokia and Digia as a quality engineer and project manager, her expertise being quality and process management.
Head of Communications and Marketing
Jani Wahlman, MSc (Econ.), MA, BBA started working at SAMK as a Head of Marketing and Communications at the beginning of 2020. He has previously worked in a number of organizations in managerial and planning positions of marketing and communications. In addition, he has worked as an entrepreneur and trainer in the communications and marketing industry.
Senior Adviser (until 31.8.2024)
MSc (Chem) Katja Lempinen has been employed at SAMK since 2002 as a information specialist, coordinator of online education and head of digital education. Previously, she has worked, e.g. as and information specialist and in various development tasks and project related to the development of online education.