Board Members

BIF is maintained by the Foundation for the Baltic Institute, founded by the City of Tampere.
Members of the Board of the Foundation for the Baltic Institute 2021-2023 include the following:


Chairman of the Board
Mr Jari Ahjoharju, Director
Visit Tampere Ltd.

Deputy Chairman of the Board
Mr Markus Sjölund, Director
Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Mr Jukka Alasentie, Change Management Director
The Wellbeing Services County of Pirkanmaa

Mr Timo Antikainen, Business Development Director
City of Tampere

Mr Ilkka Porttikivi, Member of the City Council
City of Tampere

Mr Pauli Kuosmanen, Director
Research and Innovation Services, Tampere University

Mr Pauli Välimäki


Mr Esa Kokkonen, Director
The Baltic Institute of Finland