Board of Trustees

The Institute is maintained by the Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East established in 1994 and registered in Helsinki, Finland.

The Foundation’s highest power of decision lies with the board of trustees. The board and the managers it appoints are responsible for the administration of the Institute.

The year 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the Foundation, which was celebrated on 19 September by organising a reception in Helsinki.

kuvituskuva, vanha rakennus jonka edustalla on pylväitä.

Image: Ella Kaplas

The board of the Foundation consists of the following experts:

Members of the Board

Chairman: Prof. Hannu Juusola
Vice Chairman: Prof. Jutta Jokiranta
Dr. Anasse Bouhlal
Doc. Jyri Komulainen
Dr. Pekka Lindqvist
Director of International Cooperation Tero Norjanen
Senior Adviser, Dr. Olli Ruohomäki
Ambassador Maria Serenius
Professor Saana Svärd
Ambassador Risto Veltheim

Deputy members

Doc. Elina Hellqvist
University lecturer, Dr. Heta Hurskainen
Director, doc. Ruth Illman
Doc. Marko Juntunen
Dr. Tiina Järvi
Journalist Tom Kankkonen
Doc. Ilkka Lindstedt
M.Soc.Sc Kari Norkonmaa
Executive Director Pauliina Parhiala
Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Timo R. Stewart