Andrey Khurri, Product Manager
In February 2017, Andrey Khurri started as Product Manager of Fortum Charge and Drive, the leading electric vehicle charge point operator and eMobility service provider in the Nordics.
Andrey came to Finland a decade ago to work as a researcher at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. "I worked in projects related to Internet architecture, networking protocols, IP security and mobility. During that time I earned my doctoral degree at Aalto University in 2011. The work of a researcher was interesting, but eventually I turned my head towards business as I wanted to see results of my work to be more applicable to real life”, he said.
Before Fortum, Andrey worked in a digital consulting company where he became acquainted with versatile companies from several industries such as telecom, transport, healthcare, industrial machines and device manufacturing. “The most rewarding was to work with companies of different scale, profile, needs and try to help solve their problems."
"It was an exciting journey, however after six years, I felt I had reached my limits in that environment and started to look for new challenges. That’s how I ended up in Fortum. While in my previous workplace we were helping others create parts of their products, here we are creating the entire product ourselves. The scope and responsibility is much wider, so you need to have a very comprehensive understanding of many aspects.”
Born as an internal startup several years ago, Fortum Charge & Drive today employs about 40 persons in the Nordics and India. “We are still a relatively small unit inside a large corporation, but this is a perfect combination: fast-paced learning and development environment supported by a solid backbone and resources of the parent company.”
Fortum Charge & Drive is the leading EMP (eMobility Service Provider) and CPO (Charge Point Operator) in the Nordics, and a leading provider of white-label SaaS (Software as a Service) solution for international businesses. The cloud-based architecture enables flexible, scalable, pay-as-you-grow models within business and consumer applications. “My role is to develop our product and services portfolio further by analyzing industry trends, evolving market needs, changing consumer behavior, business requirements, regulations – to understand how we need our offering to respond”, Andrey adds. "What I especially like in Fortum is the opportunity to constantly learn from my colleagues – top-notch professionals with very diverse and broad experience."