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We are specialised in health risk appraisals, organisational surveys and related expert advice. Our solutions are based on solid scientific knowledge and on broad operational experience.

Our clients utilise our advanced data systems as SaaS. Hundreds of client companies have benefited from our solutions and services.

Evalua is a privately held, Independent and financially solid expert company.

The company first started in 2003 in Finland. The subsidiary Evalua Nederland B.V. was established in 2009 as a spin-off company of VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam.

We are looking for opportunities in other countries also, both within as well as outside the EU. If you share our values, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our content experts

Simo Taimela

Simo Taimela

Dr. Simo Taimela is the founder and CEO of Evalua International and a co-founder and director of Evalua Nederland B.V. Simo has vast experience in assessing well-being and health of employees and in advising companies thereof. He combines his academic expertise with practical managerial experience. For example, Simo has been involved in designing the occupational health processes with major multinational clients.

Simo is a medical doctor (MD) He also has a PhD in sports medicine and an eMBA. Currently Simo holds academic seats as an adjunct professor in epidemiology and a research director of the FICEBO study group at Helsinki University. Simo has since 1994 been working primarily outside the academia in different managerial positions.

Willem van Mechelen

Willem van Mechelen

Prof. Willem van Mechelen is the co-founder and director of Evalua Nederland B.V. Willem has an extensive international network of contacts, experience and expertise through his research collaborations, board memberships of professional organisations, editorships, membership of grant and evaluation committees, conference presentations, honorary professorships, and through staff, postdoc and PhD-student exchange.

Willem is a board certified occupational physician and a registered epidemiologist. He is Doctor Honoris Causa at the Free university of Brussels. Currently, he is employed by the VUmc in Amsterdam as the professor of Occupational and Sports Medicine. He has been the head of the Department of Public and Occupational Health of VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (VUmc) and the director of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute. He was also the chairman of the Research Centre Body@Work TNO VUmc.

Han Anema

Han Anema

Prof. Han Anema is a senior advisor in Evalua Nederland B.V. Han has vast research experience on the effectiveness and cost-benefit of work disability prevention programmes and integrated care involving clinical and occupational healthcare. He has been involved in producing many national clinical guidelines and he is the editor of the recent ‘Handbook of Work Disability’ published by Springer.

Han is both a board certified occupational physician and an insurance physician. He holds an appointment as professor regarding the academic development of occupational medicine and insurance medicine at VUmc. Han is also in charge of VUmc’s Academic Workplaces with UWV, Tata Steel and Arbo Unie.

Allard van der Beek

Allard van der Beek

Prof. Allard van der Beek is a senior advisor in Evalua Nederland B.V. Allard has vast research experience on worksite health promotion, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions, exposure assessment, and the aetiology of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and work stress.

Allard is a PhD in human movement sciences and a registered epidemiologist. He is holding a tenured position as professor of occupational epidemiology at VUmc. Allard is the head of the Department of Public and Occupational Health of VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (VUmc). He is also the co-director of the research program ‘Societal Participation and Health’ of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute.

Our IT experts

Jaakko Tiekso

Jaakko Tiekso

Dr. Jaakko Tiekso is the co-founder of Evalua International and Head of Technology, especially in charge of data security at Evalua International and Evalua Nederland. Jaakko has over 35 years’ experience in computing, statistical analyses, planning and developing software and operating information systems. His experience is specifically related to medical ICT environments, software, and data security.

Jaakko has a 20 years’ working background at Turku University in Finland. He has thereafter since 1998 been working in private international companies in different managerial positions related to ICT and R&D.

Ilkka Ruuskanen

Ilkka Ruuskanen

Ilkka Ruuskanen, M.Sc. in Medical Informatics from the Tampere University of Technology.

Ilkka has been with Evalua for over 10 years. He has previously worked as IT consultant and database expert and nowadays he is the Product Owner and part of the software development team at Evalua. Ilkka has over 15 years’ experience in software engineering and he is especially familiar with Microsoft based technologies. Through the educational background he has also strong knowledge in signal processing and statistical analyses.

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