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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.

Members of the 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 2016–2019

In the back row: Timo Pulakka, Kalle Rannikko, Matti Hirvikallio, Pekka Pajamo, Tapani Mäkinen, Leena Niemistö, Jouka Valkama

In the front row: Jutta Urpilainen, Mari Puoskari, Anita Prusila, Gita Kadambi, Leif Jakobsson, Kerttu Tuomas, Jaana Jalonen