Board

The Board of the foundation determines the organisation’s general operating principles and makes decisions on both wide-ranging issues and matters of significance. The Board ensures that the foundation’s activities are executed in a proper manner and that the organisation’s funds are invested in safe and appropriate ways. The Board is also responsible for appointing the foundation’s President and CEO and members of the Executive Committee.

The Board makes the final decisions on the composition of the International Selection Committee, the Laureates and the ultimate Winner of the Millennium Technology Prize.

Board of Technology Academy Finland

Founder organisation

Chair of the board
Marja Makarow
Professor,
Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences
TTA
Vice-chair
Jarl-Thure Eriksson
Professor,
The Swedish Academy of
Engineering Sciences in Finland
STV
Marjo Matikainen-Kallström
DI,
Chair of the Board
Academic Engineers and Architects TEK
Yrjö Neuvo
Professor,
Finnish Foundation for
Technology Promotion
TES

Trade and industry

Tapani Kiiski
Member of the Board,
Federation of Finnish
Technology Industries
Päivi Leiwo
Member of the Board
Federation of Finnish
Technology Industries
Veli-Matti Mattila
Chairman of the Board
Confederation of
Finnish Industries EK
Annikka Hurme
Representative of
Confederation of
Finnish Industries EK

Government

Martti Hetemäki
Permanent Under-Secretary of State
Ministry of Finance
Mikko Kosonen
Executive Vice President
The Finnish Innovation Fund
SITRA
Ilona Lundström
Director General
Ministry of Employment
and the Economy
Pekka Soini
Director General
Business Finland

Universities

Mari Walls
Rector
Tampere University
Mikko Hupa
Rector
Åbo Akademi University
Jari Niemelä
Rector
University of Helsinki
Jouko Niinimäki
Rector
University of Oulu