Metsänneidonkuja 8, 02130 Espoo
Metsänneidonkuja 8, 02130 Espoo
Tomi Vahevaara started working at Medaffcon in January 2017 as a Sales Director. He has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for over 35 years. Therefore, he has gained wide-ranging experience in international expert and managerial positions within the innovative pharmaceutical industry. Before joining Medaffcon, Tomi worked for ten years as the Managing Director of Eli Lilly for Finland, the Baltic States, and Poland.
Tomi has solid and wide-ranging expertise in different positions in the pharmaceutical field and is well connected in the entire health industry network. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Mutual Insurance Company for Pharmaceutical Injury Indemnities and as a Board Member in the Finnish Co-operative for Pharmaceutical Injury Indemnities. Tomi is particularly interested in the significant economic and investment opportunities for Finland and those companies working in the Finnish health industry.
Sales & Admin Coordinator
Marissa Vahevaara joined Medaffcon in March 2021 as a trainee and works as a sales support and assists in administrative tasks. She is studying business administration at Haaga-Helia with a focus on marketing and communications.
Marissa has always been interested in the well-being and health industry, as she feels her work has a tangible impact on the well-being of people and offers continuous learning opportunities. At Medaffcon, Marissa thinks that seeing the latest industry trends and requirements is especially attractive.
Petri joined Medaffcon in 2022 as a consultant. Petri holds extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry especially in Market Access, sales and marketing. Before joining Medaffcon Petri worked in various managerial roles in the pharmaceutical industry which has provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the field. Petri conducted his BBA studies in the Netherlands and Finland providing him with a great basis to work in international organizations.
Petri’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and his background in business equip him with a unique perspective in the field of Life Science and commercialization of medicines in Finland. His main focus is on helping companies bring Life Science innovations and services to the Finnish market. Petri’s expertise in Market Access, sales and marketing as well as his deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry provide Medaffcon’s team with valuable information as they provide customer solutions.
“Resource challenges alongside technological development and digitalization provide considerable opportunities to enhance healthcare in Finland. As data collection and digitalization develop, the effectiveness of health technologies can be demonstrated more precisely. While advanced health technologies and medicine offer more effective treatments, bringing them to the market require special know-how and understanding. Thus, companies, the research sector and governmental agencies should continue to further co-operation in effectively bringing health technologies and medicines to the market while simultaneously managing resource allocation in a rational manner.”
Jarmo joined Medaffcon as a partner and CEO in 2010, having previously worked in various expert and management positions in pharma companies for eight years. Jarmo has a degree in economics and before entering the pharmaceutical industry, he held an office at the Turku School of Economics and also worked as a research fellow at Turku University Hospital.
Jarmo has strong expertise in new health technology innovations and how the demands and expectations of authorities, markets and customers are matched. He also brings to Medaffcon extensive experience in health economics and its applications in research and commercialization, as well as a broad understanding of the ever-changing operating environment.
“From an access point of view, the Finnish health technology market is constantly becoming more demanding and therefore also more attractive from my point of view. On the other hand, increasing demands to demonstrate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of healthcare are broadening the scope and opportunities for Medaffcon to be involved in the development of healthcare as a whole”.
Finance & HR Coordinator
Maria joined Medaffcon in August 2018 as a financial assistant and graduated from Haaga-Helia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in December 2020.
She has worked on a wide range of tasks related to general, financial, and personnel management, as well as accounting.
In the healthcare field, Maria is interested in personalized medication, the innovations brought by digitalization, and the opportunities these create to improve human well-being.
Sr. Scientific Advisor
Mariann joined Medaffcon’s team in 2016 after finishing her PhD. The transition to real world evidence (RWE) research was a natural continuum to her previous research career. Through RWE studies, she has had the privilege to gain a broad insight into working with different stakeholders within the healthcare field. The vast proportion of her days goes towards interacting with clients, planning and performing RWE studies, and supporting Medaffcon’s RWE team. Subjects that keep her work interesting are the vast variability of customers and projects, problem-solving, and interacting with people.
“The number of RWE studies has increased since stakeholders within the healthcare industry have an increasing demand for knowledge-based decision making tools that need to be fulfilled. The future, therefore, has an ever-increasing emphasis on RWE”.
Market Access Lead
MSc (Health Economics)
Heini joined Medaffcon’s Market Access team in the spring of 2018. Heini holds master’s degree in health and social sciences, majoring in Health Economics. Prior to moving into the field of pharmacoeconomics, Heini has worked as an entrepreneur in the health and sport industry. At Medaffcon, Heini works as Market Access Lead with various market access processes and health technology assessments.
Heini has a wide range of expertise in the price and reimbursement processes and health technology assessments in multiple therapy areas. Heini is interested in the possibilities to turn data into understandable information to support healthcare decision-making and thus increase the patient’s well-being. Together with her team and clients she strives to facilitate the provision of bespoke solutions for customers’ pricing and market access needs.
Data Analysis Lead
Iiro joined Medaffcon in March 2017 as a Biostatistician. For the preceding four years, he has worked as a research assistant in an academic study group, analyzing clinical and genetic patient data. Iiro holds a Master of Science degree in Technology in Bioinformation Technology.
Iiro’s strengths include his strong expertise in statistics and data-analysis, hands-on experience in working with sensitive patient data, and strong interdisciplinary communication skills with experts from various fields. In the field, he is particularly interested in the large data amounts made available with the revolution of technology and how the information received such data can potentially be utilized to draw concrete conclusions, both in order to understand the nature of diseases and to advance the goals of the pharmaceutical industry and patient treatment.
“Machine learning and AI-based solutions will have a major impact on the healthcare sector now and in the future. However, effectively utilizing the already collected and available health-data will have a higher importance in order to improve health-care”.
Sr. Scientific Project Manager
Medical Affairs Lead
MSc (Food Science), MBA
Kristiina joined Medaffcon as a Business development manager in 2012. She started her career in a CRO, after which she worked in scientific advisor and line manager positions in two large pharmaceutical organizations, now reaching already 15 years in the business. Kristiina holds master’s degrees in both Nature Sciences and Business (Henley MBA).
At Medaffcon, nowadays as a Medical Affairs team lead, Kristiina leverages her long experience from various stakeholders in the business and her vast therapeutic area expertise in close collaboration with her team to the benefit of customer assignments. When asking what the best part of this work is, she refers to the fast change and the continuous strive for the better, for all of us, as health care service utilizers. ”Every year, I feel that never before have we been working on such vast and important topics and yet, next year the feeling is the same again”.