New Board of Directors for Business Finland
On 30 December 2021, the Government appointed a Board for Business Finland for the term from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023. Päivi Marttila, a board professional, will become Chairman and Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, will continue to serve as Vice-Chairman.
The Board of Directors includes persons familiar with Business Finland’s sector and one of them represents the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Juha Ala-Mursula (Director of BusinessOulu), Sami Lampinen (Managing Director of Inventure Oy), Miia Porkkala (Entrepreneur-Owner of Aho Group Oy) and State Under-Secretary Nina Vaskunlahti (Ministry for Foreign Affairs) will continue as Board members. New members of the Board will be Jaakko Aspara (Professor at Neoma Business School) and Laura Langh-Lagerlöf (Managing Director of Langh Group Oy).
The Board of Directors guides, monitors and supervises the activities of Business Finland and makes decisions on general policies, taking into account the objectives set by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the principles and policies of ownership steering. The Board decides on Business Finland’s annual budget proposal and implementation plan, approval of financial statements and annual report, and granting of funding for such research, development and innovation projects of companies and organisations, public research projects, and business, energy and environmental projects in which Business Finland’s funding exceeds EUR 3 million.
Business Finland is a government organisation under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment that offers companies research, development and innovation funding and internationalisation services, and promotes travel and investment in Finland.
Liisa Lundelin-Nuortio, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 8261
Sampsa Nissinen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7189