Dr. Harri Kulmala has PhD in industrial management from Tampere University of Technology. In 2005, Dr. Kulmala started as an Associated professor in Lappeenranta University of Technology. The career as a scientist ended in 2008 as a Research Professor at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland.
In 2008, Dr. Kulmala started as the CEO of FIMECC Ltd. FIMECC was the 1st high-volume industry-driven PPP implemented in EU countries. In 2016, digitalization led to the merger of DIGILE Ltd. (ICT, media, and telecom) into FIMECC (manufacturing). Dr. Kulmala continues as the CEO of the new DIMECC Ltd.
Dr. Kulmala is a Fellow of The Technology Academy of Finland and The Royal Society of Arts.