Fulbright Finland Foundation board of directors at the CMI office

Board of Directors

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

The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Finland Foundation is composed of eight members. The four 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 four American members. The member term is for four years. The Chair and the Vice Chair always represent different parties.

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

Current Members of the Board of Directors

Chair:  Dr. Piia Björn, Vice Rector, University of Turku
Vice-Chair: Mr. David Yoken, Senior Music Lecturer, Arts Academy, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Kirsimarja Blomqvist, Professor for Knowledge Management, School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT
Mr. William Couch, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy 
Mr. Itonde A. Kakoma, ​Programme Director, Leadership team, Crisis Management Initiative CMI
Dr. Timo Korkeamäki, Dean, School of Business, Aalto University
Dr. Kaarle Hämeri, Chancellor, University of Helsinki
Ms. Nazanin Berarpour, Deputy Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy

Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

The Honorary Chair is the Ambassador of the United States to Finland, Robert F. Pence.