Richard Haagensen is the Vice President, Head of Innovation Partner Management, responsible for future group R&D innovations in the Global Innovations Group of Landis+Gyr, managing the innovation ecosystems and the innovation center in Finland. He is a member of the ESMIG smart metering industry group in Europe.

Richard holds a Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Lund University in Sweden.

During his career at Landis+Gyr he has served as VP Global Systems & Solutions with worldwide responsibilities for the global product portfolio solutions; including technical pre-sales & solution sales, development and delivery of smart grid solutions to utility customer worldwide.

He has also been serving in multiple Product/Portfolio Management and strategy roles in Landis+Gyr in 2005-2014, from EMEA responsible for software/solutions product portfolio for smart grid solutions, to Head of Smart Grid and Business Strategy EMEA, defining/implementing a Smart Grid strategy with M&A responsibilities, for a global strategy with Toshiba.

Earlier in his career Richard has worked as consultant and system architect in the ICT and Telecom industry, as well as Professional Services Manager and consultant in a wide area of business, starting up also a new organization with sales and consultancy business in Finland. His career started in Sweden developing building automation software solutions, including EU research projects.