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The Supervisory Board is responsible for ensuring good governance, confirming the Annual Report and financial statements and maintaining and developing the Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s public relations activities. The Supervisory Board comprises a total of 17 members. The members and their deputies are appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the municipalities in the Greater Helsinki Area and the Supervisory Board itself. An additional three representatives, chosen by the FNOB staff, also sit on the Supervisory Board.

Supervisory Board

Members from the conclusion of the Annual Meeting on 6 April 2022 until the end of the Annual Meeting in April 2025.

Members appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture (8)

Pasi Kivisaari, MP, Chair of the Supervisory Board (deputy: Hanna Kosonen, MP)

Eeva-Johanna Eloranta, MP (deputy: Antton Rönnholm, Party secretary)

Ritva Elomaa, MP (deputy: Tom Packalén, MP)

Jaana Pelkonen, MP (deputy: Anne-Mari Virolainen, MP)

Noora Koponen, Member of Parliament (deputy: MP, actor, producer Pirkka-Pekka Petelius)

Veronika Honkasalo, MP (deputy: Jussi Saramo, MP)

Mats Löfström, MP (deputy: Anders Adlercreutz, MP)

Antero Laukkanen, MP (deputy: Tiina Sinkkonen, opera singer, singing teacher)

Members appointed by Espoo City (2)

Inka Hopsu, MP (deputy: Anders Portin, Special Ministerial Adviser)

Markku Sistonen, Sports Services Manager (deputy: Kristiina Karvinen, CEO)

Members appointed by Helsinki City (2)

Jan Vapaavuori, LL.M., Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board (deputy: Pia Pakarinen, Deputy Mayor)

Hilkka Ahde, City Councillor (deputy member: Dr Kimmo Sarje)

Member appointed by Kauniainen City (1)

Will serve on the board until the end of the current City Board term on 31 May 2023;

Tiina Rintamäki-Ovaska, Vice-Judge, district registrar (deputy member: Dr Sofia Stolt, Director)

Members appointed by Vantaa City (2)

Lauri Kaira, Director, Lawyer (deputy: Taruanne Lindevall)

Säde Tahvanainen, First Vice Chair of the City Council (deputy: Salla Lindblad-Palo, City Councillor)

Members appointed by the Supervisory Board (2)

Risto Murto, CEO (deputy member: Maunu Lehtimäki, CEO)

Erkki Liikanen, Chair, Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras (deputy member: Rosa Meriläinen, Secretary General)

Members appointed by staff (3)

(right to attend and address, no vote)

Anu Varjonen, Customer Service Officer (deputy: Päivi Kulo, Orchestra Coordinator)

Mikko Toukola, Stage Technician (deputy: Kalle Rannikko, Stage Technician)

Tuukka Piitulainen, Dancer (deputy: Juha Moisio, Opera Singer)


Secretary to the Supervisory Board: Anita Prusila, General Counsel