Jari has been in his current role since 2020 and is responsible for PPE Powertrain projects based in Ingolstadt, Germany. He has been at Audi for over 20 years and has worked across diverse functions in production planning powertrains in Germany and in Györ, Hungary including Head of Methods and Quality Planning, Head of Quality Assurance ICE purchased components, Head of Prototype/Pre-series Motor Center (ICE and e-tron prototypes), Head of Production Planning electric powertrains (Audi e-tron BEV powertrain).
Jari has a Diploma in mechanical engineering/combustion engines and Dr.-Ing degree in field of combustion under microgravity at RWTH Aachen, Germany. Between 1996-1998 he was the Project Manager ESA - NEDO (Japan) co-operation project on combustion under microgravity.
Jari was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland.