07 October 2016

Matti Lievonen, President and CEO of Neste, awarded Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Aalto University

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Neste Corporation
Press Release
7 October 2016 at 3.30 pm. (EET)

Matti Lievonen, President and CEO of Neste, awarded Honorary Doctorate of Technology by Aalto University

Matti Lievonen, President and CEO of Neste, has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Technology by the Aalto University Schools of Technology at the joint Ceremonial Conferment on 7 October 2016.

According to Aalto University, Matti Lievonen has successfully promoted the development of clean transportation fuels as well as the nationally important Finnish bioeconomy strategy in developing renewable transportation fuels. Renewable biofuels developed in Finland are proved to be competitive in both technology and business at the international level. The cooperation between Neste and the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology has played an important role in this work.

"I highly appreciate the Honorary Doctorate conferred on me. Chemistry and its applications offer endless possibilities for innovation and creation of new business. Neste Renewable Diesel is a good example and I know there is more to come", Matti Lievonen says.  

In addition to Matti Lievonen, ten new Honorary Doctorates of Technology were awarded at the 24th ceremonial conferment, representing science, technology and society.

A Faculty can confer Honorary Doctorate on a person who is considered an eminent scientist or otherwise influential in the fields of society or culture. The ceremonial conferments of the Aalto University Schools of Technology date back to the 1930's.

More information on the Aalto University website.

Neste Corporation

Osmo Kammonen
SVP Communications and Brand Marketing

Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable choices for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers.  Our global range of products and services allows customers to lower their carbon footprint by combining high-quality renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner, whose expertise, R&D and sustainable practices are widely respected. In 2015, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com/en