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The Board

The everyday operations of the Foundation are led by the CEO. The Foundation’s operations are steered by the Board, members of which represent a broad variety of science, society and business life.

The goals, schedules and budgets of all projects within marine culture and environmental projects are subject to approval by the Board. Moreover, the Board steers and monitors project progress and the financial status of the Foundation on a regular basis.

Merenpohja Itämerellä

The board 2024

  • the chairman Tommi Juusela (LL.B., LL.M (Columbia University))
  • the vice-chair Kaisa Olkkonen (LL.M)
  • Jukka Anteroinen
  • Emilie Gardberg
  • Seppo Knuuttila
  • Juha Nurminen
  • Markku Ollikainen
  • Kristian Pullola
  • Marja-Leena Rinkineva

Advisory Team

The Foundation is supported by an Advisory Team composed of volunteer experts and representatives of stakeholders.

  • Chair, Kaisa Olkkonen, John Nurminen Foundation’s Board
  • Johanna Buchert, LUKE
  • Ville Wahlberg, BSAG
  • Leif Schulman, SYKE
  • Anja Nystén, NEFCO
  • Esa Nikunen, City of Helsinki
  • Airi Kulmala, MTK
  • Jari Luukkonen, WWF
  • Helena Tuuri, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt, John Nurminen Foundation
  • Juha Nurminen, John Nurminen Foundation’s Board
  • Tommi Juusela, John Nurminen Foundation’s Board