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The Board of the Finnish National Opera Foundation assumes responsibility for the use of funds, appointments of directors, the FNO’s strategy and repertoire for its three-year term in office as provided in the Foundations Act.

Board

Members of the Board of Directors 20192022:

Members appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture

Leena Niemistö, Chair
Leif Jakobsson
Sixten Korkman
Pekka Pajamo, Chief Financial Officer
Kerttu Tuomas

Member appointed by Espoo City

Jaana Jalonen, Entrepreneur

Members appointed by Helsinki City

Tuuli Kousa
Wille Rydman, Member of Parliament

Member appointed by Vantaa City

Jukka Hako

Other members:

Staff representatives (right to attend and address, no vote)

Kalle Rannikko, Stage Technician
Timo Pulakka, Orchestra Musician
Arto Hosio, Opera Singer

Presenting official (no vote)

Gita Kadambi, General Director

Secretary to the Board (no vote)

Anita Prusila, General Counsel

Board of Directors 2016–2019

Members appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture

Leena Niemistö, Chair
Leif Jakobsson
Pekka Pajamo, Chief Financial Officer
Kerttu Tuomas
Jutta Urpilainen, Member of Parliament

Member appointed by Espoo City

Jaana Jalonen, Entrepreneur

Members appointed by Helsinki City

Matti Hirvikallio
Mari Puoskari, Director

Member appointed by Vantaa City

Tapani Mäkinen, Senior Advisor

Other members:

Staff representatives (right to attend and address, no vote)

Kalle Rannikko, Stage Technician
Timo Pulakka, Orchestra Musician
Jouka Valkama, Ballet Dancer

Presenting official (no vote)

Gita Kadambi, General Director

Secretary to the Board (no vote)

Anita Prusila, General Counsel

The Board of Directors 2019–2022

Board of Directors 2019

In the picture (up front): Tuuli Kousa, Kerttu Tuomas, Anita Prusila, Jukka Hako, Jaana Jalonen, Leena Niemistö, Leif Jakobsson

Pekka Pajamo, Kalle Rannikko, Sixten Korkman, Gita Kadambi, Arto Hosio, Timo Pulakka, Wille Rydman