Petri Sirvio

Stora Enso

Dr. Petri Sirviö has been a leader at Stora Enso Oyj, a leading multinational forest products company, for more than two decades.  In his current role as Global Director of Incubation, he is responsible for Stora Enso Consumer Board’s New Business Incubation activities globally and also their development of Circular Economy value chains in Europe. Dr. Sirviö’s incubation activities include partnering with start-ups, corporate and organizational customers, brand owners, universities, research institutes, and their incubators, and cooperating with venture capitalists to find relevant new technologies which are in various phases of readiness for commercialization. Incubator projects are focused on creating new business mainly in the areas of renewable materials, packaging and the replacement of single-use plastics. In his role as the head of Circular Economy value chain creation, Petri’s team is focused on developing business-driven solutions which enable higher recycling rates while optimizing the value and use of materials that originate from the forest products industry by innovating new added value end uses and partnerships. Dr. Sirvio holds patents in 31 countries of which 49 are granted and 54 pending, and has developed IP that has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.