Dr Jarkko Vesa works as Senior Specialist at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (MEAE). He is the editor of the National Battery Strategy of Finland published in January 2021. His main responsibilities include battery ecosystem, critical raw materials and sustainable transportation. In 2008, he got his Ph.D. in Information Systems Science at Helsinki School of Economics where his research focused on the evolution of mobile services markets in Finland and Japan. Before joining MEAE, has worked 20 years Vesa in business development and strategy consulting. Vesa has also over ten years of experience in the ICT industry in hardware, software and semiconductor business in companies such as IBM and AMD. Dr Vesa is member of the BATCircle 2.0 Advisory Board (Aalto University) and the EBA250 network. He is the editor of kriittisetmateriaalit.fi online service following developments in the raw material and semiconductor markets. Dr Vesa participates actively in international standardization work at ISO and CEN/CENELEC in areas such Artificial Intelligence (AI), secondary cells and batteries, lithium, rare earths, biodiversity and responsible mining.