“I sincerely appreciate this award. Being recognized like this would not have been possible without the outstanding network of Metso risk management professionals and the Finnish risk management association with whom I am privileged to work,” said Laukkala.

Metso’s risk management operations are aligned with the company’s strategy and business objectives, supporting the continuity of operations, improving people’s safety and contributing to overall competitiveness.

Commenting on the changing landscape of risk management, Laukkala said: “Risk management in our continuously changing operating environment requires constant monitoring and effective networking with multiple stakeholders. For example, nowadays proactive monitoring of the world’s political situation has become more and more important. In addition, cyber security is definitely one of the emerging issues that will need more attention in the future.”

Laukkala has headed Metso’s risk management organization since 2004.