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European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)

Policy Officer

Heikki Väänänen works as a policy officer in the Construction unit in DG GROW since 2019. He joined the Commission in 2004 in Audit and evaluation unit of DG for Consumer Protection and Public Health. In 2008 he moved to DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) as the corporate Quality Manager. Since 2012 he developed and managed the planning and execution processes related to JRC Work Programme.

Before joining the Commission Heikki gained experience as a research engineer in the Helsinki University of Technology laboratory for Structural Engineering and Building Physics, and as a Total Quality Management practitioner and consultant.

Heikki has master’s degrees in Civil Engineering (Helsinki University of technology), and in Economics and Business Administration (Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration).

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