Board of Directors

Ordinary members

Chair Jaakko Eskola

b. 1958
M.Sc (Eng.)

Member since 2021

Term expires in 2026

Deputy Chair Antti Palola

President, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
b. 1959 
Sea Captain

Member since 2014

Term expires in 2024

Deputy Chair Risto Penttinen

Senior Advisor, Fortum Plc
b. 1968
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member since 2018

Term expires in 2024

Riku Aalto

President, The Finnish Industrial Union
b. 1965
M.Sc. (Admin.)

Member since 2012

Term expires in 2026

Anu Ahokas

CEO, Staffpoint Group
b. 1979
M. Soc. Sci.

Member since 2021

Term expires in 2025

Anja Frada

Vice President Finance & Control, Wärtsilä Energy
b. 1981
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member since 2024

Term expires in 2026

Ari Kaperi

b. 1960
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member since 2010

Term expires in 2024

Kristiina Mäkelä

Professor, Provost, Aalto University
b. 1966
Ph.D

Member since 2024

Term expires in 2025

Teo Ottola

CFO, Konecranes Plc
b. 1968
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member since 2022

Term expires in 2024

Pekka Piispanen

Director, Akava ry
b. 1960
M.A.

Member since 2017

Term expires in 2025

Merja Ranta-aho

Executive Vice President, HR, Elisa Oyj
b. 1966
MSc (Psychology), Lic.Techn. (Work and organisation psychology)

Member since 2024

Term expires in 2026

Saana Siekkinen

Director, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK
b. 1972
M.Soc.Sc

Member since 2020

Term expires in 2025

Deputy members

Jari Elo

CEO, Suomen Ekonomit (The Finnish Business School Graduates)
b. 1969
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member since 2023

Term expires in 2025

Jouni Hakala

Secretary General, Foundation of the Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers (TT-), Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
b. 1961
LL.M. MBA

Member since 2021

Term expires in 2025

Ville Talasmäki

Chief Investment Officer, Sampo Group
b. 1975
M.Sc. (Econ.)

Member since 2024

Term expires in 2025

Positions of trust held by the members of the Board of Directors