Amsterdam, 8 October 2019 – Rebecca Clarke and Sari Ahokas have joined the management team of Amsterdam’s IoT company Evalan. Rebecca Clarke is our new Chief Operating Officer and Sari Ahokas is our Engineering Manager. With the appointment of both MT members, Evalan is preparing for international expansion of end-to-end IoT solutions.
Rebecca Clarke (38) studied Mechanical Engineering and International Law in the field of oil and gas and has nearly twenty years of experience in project management. She gained much of that experience at technology supplier for the oil and gas industry Schlumberger. She supervised projects in Scotland, Oman, India, Italy and Nigeria. In recent years she has worked as a project manager at smart building company bGrid, where she was responsible for complex international projects. As an MT member at sister company Evalan, she will be responsible for preparing and guiding the organization for both expanding the activities and an international rollout for a large number of customers.
CEO Henk Schwietert about the appointment of Rebecca Clarke: “We know Rebecca as an enthusiastic and driven professional. With her international experience and management qualities, her entry into our MT means that we can effectively manage our growing portfolio of IoT projects and prepare ourselves for the next step in international expansion.”
Sari Ahokas (37) studied Biomedical Engineering and has a master’s degree in Medical Electronics. After a few years as a researcher at the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technical University of Tampere (Finland), she joined Evalan in 2011. From that moment she has been involved in all important technical developments of the company. One of these, a Wireless Sensor Network system, became the basis for bGrid. She was also responsible for the development of innovative end-to-end IoT solutions that are now being used by Evalan customers in industrial applications and in biometrics. At bGrid, Sari has worked as a manager of the software development team for the past two years. In her new role as Engineering Manager and MT member of Evalan, she will lead the Evalan development team.
CEO Henk Schwietert on the appointment of Sari Ahokas: “In recent years, Sari has set up and led the engineering organization of bGrid and at the same time accelerated the development of Evalan’s technical competencies. In addition, she has built up a strong network of partners in the high-tech electronics sector in Europe. She is the right person to give substance to the extensions of our engineering team and to manage the international expansion of our IoT solutions.”