Juha Ylä-Jääski appointed President and CEO of Technology Academy Finland

The Board of Directors of Technology Academy Finland has today, 11 April 2013, at the Annual General Meeting of the foundation, appointed Juha Ylä-Jääski, D.Tech., President and CEO of Technology Academy Finland as of 1 May 2013. Ylä-Jääski has been Acting President and CEO of the foundation since 18 February 2013.

“I would like to thank the Board of Technology Academy Finland for the trust they have shown in me. I am very happy to accept the position of President and CEO of TAF, and am very excited and motivated about this. TAF has many unique activities, such as the Millennium Technology Prize, the international science and technology event Millennium Youth Camp, and the Technology Days for the general public. Increasing awareness of these and TAF’s other programmes, and strengthening their impact has great potential. One of the key development areas in the operation of the foundation will be increasing its influence in society. We are in an excellent position to achieve this through our strong networks and ways of working with the business community, the academia and the government,” states Juha Ylä-Jääski.

New members for the Board of Technology Academy Finland

At the Annual General Meeting of Technology Academy Finland, the following persons were elected as new members to the Board: Martti Hetemäki, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance; Ilpo Kokkila, Chairman of the Board, Confederation of Finnish Industries; and Jari Paasikivi, Chairman of the Board, Federation of Finnish Technology Industries.

The Board of Technology Academy Finland has 16 members in leading positions in trade and industry, government, universities and the founder organisations.

Board of Technology Academy Finland in 2013

Trade and industry representatives:

Ilpo Kokkila, Chairman of the Board, Confederation of Finnish Industries, EK

Kari Jordan, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK

Jari Paasikivi, Chairman of the Board, Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

Pekka Lundmark, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

 

Government representatives:

Permanent Under-Secretary of State Martti Hetemäki, Ministry of Finance

Permanent Secretary Erkki Virtanen, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Executive Vice President Mikko Kosonen, The Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA

Director General Pekka Soini, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes

 

University representatives:

Rector Ilkka Pöyhönen, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Rector Lauri Lajunen, University of Oulu

Rector Jorma Mattinen, Åbo Akademi University

President Tuula Teeri, Aalto University

 

Representatives of founder organisations:

Dr Stig Gustavson, Swedish Academy of Engineering in Finland STV (Chairman)

Professor Olavi Nevanlinna, the Finnish Academy of Technology TTA (Vice-Chairman)

Marjo Matikainen-Kallström, Chairman of the Board, Finnish Association for Graduate Engineers TEK

Professor Yrjö Neuvo, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion TES

 

Technology Academy Finland Executive Committee 2013

The TAF Executive Committee is responsible for the appropriate organisation of the foundation’s activities and for investing its assets in accordance with the instructions given by the Board. The Board appointed the following persons to the Executive Committee for 2013:

Chancellor Jarl-Thure Eriksson, Swedish Academy of Engineering in Finland STV

Lotta Forssell, Council member, Finnish Association for Graduate Engineers TEK

 

Dr. Stig Gustavson, Swedish Academy of Engineering in Finland STV

Esko Keskinen, Director, Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

President Markku Kivikoski, Tampere University of Technology

Pirjo Kutinlahti, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Professor Olavi Nevanlinna, the Finnish Academy of Technology TTA

Professor Risto Nieminen, the Finnish Academy of Technology TTA

 

For further information, please contact:

Technology Academy Finland

Chairman of the Board Stig Gustavson, tel. +358 (0)400 411 119

President and CEO Juha Ylä-Jääski, tel. +358 (0)40 903 0606