Jari Kukkonen


Jari Kukkonen

Head of the Executive Education, Lead Lecturer of Executive MBA
Brief summary


Jari Kukkonen is the Head of the Executive Education as of 1 January 2021 and has been the lead lecturer of the EBS Executive MBA programme since October 2019.


Jari has over 20 years of international experience as an instructor, leader and entrepreneur in strategic, change and innovation management, directing LEAN and developing products and services. His clients include large, well-known international companies as well as local rapidly growing ones. He has advised ministries in the public sector both in Estonia and abroad, their subsidiary bodies and constitutional institutions. He has also advised ministries, hospitals and benefactors of health service providers in the public health sector.  


Jari has been an award evaluator of quality management in Finland and Europe as well as an instructor of quality management award evaluators in Estonia.  


Jari received a Master’s degree from York St John University in innovation and change management. He has written a book titled Läbimurre – Äriprotsesside pidev täiustamine (Breakthrough. Continuous Improvement of Business Operations) (Äripäev Publishing Company, 2012), edited a book titled Enesehindamise käsiraamat (Self-Evaluation Handbook) (EAS) and is the chief editor of ‘Äripäeva Tootmise Teabevara’ (Äripäev Production Information Repository).