Harry Sandström has MSc degree in chemistry and geology from University of Helsinki 1979 and 1984 and respectively. He has been working in Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) in different directorial positions from 1977 till 2006 and was member of management team. He was in charge to outsource laboratory services from GTK to company called Labtium Oy and was the CEO of the company and its subsidiary Laponia Laboratories AB from 2006 till 2011. After that he has been working as a senior consultant in Spinverse Innovation Ltd till 2016 being eg. in charge of over 100 m€ Finnish Green Mining Programme, compiling the offering of Finnish mining technology and coordinating Finnish-Russian arctic mining cooperation. From 2015 till 2016 he consulted as a business development manager EIT RawMaterial GmbH. In summer 2016 he came back to GTK being programme director of MINING FINLAND programme aiming to promote foreign investments to Finnish mining industry and to facilitate export and international networking of Finnish mining technology companies.