Group photo of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is governed by the Board of Directors.

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors. The Board comprises a diverse cross-section of leaders who bring a wealth of expertise to bear on common commitment to achieve the goals of the Fulbright Finland Foundation. We are immensely grateful to them for their time, expertise, and support.

The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Finland Foundation comprises of 6-8 members: up to four Finns and up to four Americans. The Finnish board members are appointed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Chief of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Finland appoints the American members. Board appointments are for four years. 

The Board elects a Chair and a Vice-Chair from among its members. They serve for a two-year term and always represent different parties that appoint members. 

The Foundation CEO Terhi Mölsä serves on the Board in an ex-officio capacity.

The Ambassador of the United States to Finland is the Honorary Chair of the Board of Directors.

Headshot of David Yoken
David Yoken

Senior Music Lecturer, Arts Academy, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Headshot of Timo Korkeamäki, member of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board
Dr. Timo Korkeamäki

Dean, School of Business, Aalto University

Headshot of Nazanin Berarpour, Deputy Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy
Nazanin Berarpour
Member of the Board

Public Diplomacy Officer, U.S. Embassy


Headshot of Vice Rector of University of Turku Piia Björn
Dr. Piia Björn
Member of the Board

Vice Rector, University of Turku

Headshot of Kirsimarja Blomqvist, a member of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board
Dr. Kirsimarja Blomqvist
Member of the Board

Professor for Knowledge Management, School of Business and Management, Lahti-Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT

Headshot of William Couch, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Helsinki
William Couch
Member of the Board

Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy 

Headshot of Erika Holt
Dr. Erika Holt
Member of the Board

Customer Account Lead, Nuclear energy sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Headshot of Chancellor Kaarle Hämeri, photograph by Linda Tammisto
Dr. Kaarle Hämeri
Member of the Board

Chancellor, University of Helsinki