Mikko Korte majored in MSc. Engineering, Product development and industrial economics at Helsinki University of Technology and graduated in 1995. He joined KONE, one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry, in 1989. Thereafter, he has worked for the company in several positions and locations. Mikko is currently the Operations Director of Central and North Europe at KONE Corporation. He is also a member of the Central & North Europe Leadership team, which reports to the Area ESVP in KONE Board. He is in leadership of two teams, 8 service business directors and 8 operations directors in their country-based business units. He is an experienced elevator and escalator service business and operations leader with a track record in the field of engineering and professional services. He also has a successful history in change management: making teams and business perform in different environments, including organizational alignment in less favorable market environments and leading profitable growth.