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Yle's CEO and The Management Group

Yle operates four television channels on three national channel slots, six national FM radio channels complemented by over 20 regional radio programmes and three radio services.

The television channels are Yle TV1, Yle TV2, Yle Teema and Yle Fem.

The television channel slots are Yle TV1, Yle TV2 and Yle Teema & Fem. They are available also in HD format.

The radio channels are Yle Radio 1, Yle Radio Suomi, YleX, Yle Vega, Yle X3M and Yle Puhe. Radio services are Yle Klassinen, Yle Mondo and Yle Sámi Radio.

Yle Klassinen (Yle Classic) is a digital classical music channel from Helsinki, Finland. It operates 24 hours a day and can be listened to over the Internet everywhere in the world.

Yle Mondo is a multilingual radio channel. Most of the programming comes from select international radio services. Yle produces a service in Russian and news in English as well as news in plain Finnish, a simplified form of Finnish for easier understanding.

The websites are yle.fi, svenska.yle.fi, Yle Areena and Elävä Arkisto media archive.

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Organisation and The Management Group

Yle is governed by its Administrative Council, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. The Management Group is responsible for operative management.

Yle's main units are Media, News and Current Affairs, Svenska Yle, Creative Content and Operations. The joint operations consist of Financial and Personnel Services, HR, Communicational and Strategic Functions and Legal Affairs and Internal Monitoring.

Merja Ylä-Anttilan potretti.
Merja Ylä-Anttila, CEO

Education: Undergraduate, Political Science, University of Helsinki
Born: 1960
Main position: CEO, 2018–
Member of the Management Group since 2018.

Key work experience: CEO of Mediahub Helsinki Oy 2015–2018, Head of News and Current Affairs of MTV Oy 2001–2018, Deputy of CEO of MTV Oy 2012–2015, Deputy Head of News, News of MTV Oy 1998–2001, Managing Editor of MTV Oy 1996–1998, Political Editor of MTV Oy 1994–1996, Political Reporter of MTV Oy 1986–1994, Reporter of MTV Oy 1984–1986
Key positions of trust: Suomen Mentorit, Chairman of the Advisory Board 2018–, Finnish News Agency, STT, member of the Board of Directors 2013–2018; Save the Children Finland, member of the Board of Directors 2011–2018; Bonnier Grand Prize in Journalism, Jury Chairman 2004–2018; Guild of Finnish Editors, Vice Chairman of the Board 2011–2017; Tammi Publishers, member of the Board of Directors 2006–2011; Oy Suomen Uutisradio Ab, member of the Board of Directors 2006–2015.

Ismo Silvon potretti.
Ismo Silvo, Director of Media

The Media unit is responsible for the general planning of the Yle programme operations, the profiling of the publication channels, and coordination of content in television, radio, and in yle.fi. The Media unit also manages the marketing, audience research, international programme acquisitions and Yle's archive.

Education: Doctor of Political Sciences
Born: 1958
Main position: Director, Media, 2012–
Member of the Management Group since 2005.

Key work experience in Yle: Chief Operating Officer in 2011–2012; Strategy and Development Director in 2005–2010; Director of Programmes, Yle TV1 and Yle Teema in 2002–2005; Director of Programmes, Yle Teema in 2000–2002; Controller of Strategic Planning in 1997–2000; Executive Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory in 1993–1997; Head of the Research and Development Department in 1990–1993; Head of Training Institute in 1988–1990; Expert in strategic planning in 1985–1988; Audience researcher in 1982–1985.
Key positions of trust: EBU, Eurovision Operations Council, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2009–2015; National Library of Finland, Member of the Executive Management Team, 2014– present; Communications Centre of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Committee Member, 2012–2016.

Jouko Jokisen potretti
Jouko Jokinen, Director of the News and Current Affairs

The News and Current Affairs unit is responsible for the Yle news, sports, and current affairs content, regional operations, and content development for all media.

Education: Bachelor of Arts
Born: 1959
Main position: Director, News and Current Affairs, 2017–
Member of the Management Group since 2017.

Key work experience: Editor-in-chief of Aamulehti 2010–2017, editor-in-chief and publisher of Satakunnan Kansa 2005–2010, sports, economy and culture journalist, Duty manager of News and Managing Editor in Helsingin Sanomat 1984–2001.

Marit af Björkestenin potrettikuva.
Marit af Björkesten, Director of Svenska Yle

The Swedish Yle unit includes the development of the Swedish language content, as well as the planning and publication of chart and channel profiles for the Swedish language media.

Education: Master of Political Sciences
Born: 1970
Main position: Director, Svenska Yle, 2012–
Member of the Management Group since 2012.

Key work experience: Hufvudstadsbladet associate editor-in-chief and editorial writer in 2009–2012, News editor, culture and arts, in 2003–2009, News producer in 2002–2003, News reporter, editor and sports reporter in 1997–2002; Editor-in-chief, monthly magazine MIX, in 1993–1996
Key positions of trust: Chair of Nordvision, network of the Nordic public service media companies 2016–present; Nordvision fund board member 2013-present; Delegation for Swedish Affairs at the University of Helsinki, member 2010–present.

Ville Vilénin potretti.
Ville Vilén, Creative Director

The Creative Content unit includes all content in Finnish, such as factual programmes, science and education, culture, drama, entertainment, popular culture, children, youth, and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Unit is also resposible of international co-productions and partnerships.

Education: Master of Arts in Education
Born: 1963
Main position: Creative Director, Creative Content, 2011–
Member of the Management Group since 2006.

Key work experience: Director of Programming at Yle, Yle Vision (director of Yle's radio strategy and new services; responsible for children's programmes, youth programmes, popular music, popular culture, entertainment) in 2006–2010; Director of Programming, Radio Suomi in 2005–2006; Director of Programming, YleQ in 2004–2005; Director of Programming, YleX in 2003–2005; Head of Music, Radiomafia in 1998–2003; freelance editor, Länsi-Savo in 1995–1998; comprehensive school teacher, Savonlinna in 1991–1992; editor, Radiomafia and Radio Savonmaa in 1990–1998
Key positions of trust: Savonlinna Opera Festival, council member, 2015–present; Nose Day Foundation, member of the Board of Directors, 2012–present; Helsinki Music Centre, member of the Board of Directors, 2011–present; Pori Jazz, member of the Board of Directors, 2008–present

Janne Yli-äyhön potretti.
Janne Yli-Äyhö, Director of Operations

The Operations unit is responsible for Yle's programme production as well as the management of the service operations related to the production, technology, and premises as one service matrix.

Education: Master of Sciences in Engineering
Born: 1963
Main position: Director, Operations, 2012–
Member of the Management Group since 2012.

Key work experience: TeliaSonera, vice president, strategy and broadband innovations in 2011–2012, senior vice president, product development in 2007–2011, senior vice president, sales and marketing in 2006–2007, senior vice president, consumer service and systems in 2005–2006, senior vice president, products and services in 2002–2005, senior vice president, consumer services in 2002; senior vice president, Sonera Source in 2001–2002; vice president, venture capital operations, Silicon Valley in 1999–2001, vice president, corporate and home solutions in 1998–1999, vice president, domestic call services in 1996–1997, business controller in 1991–1995
Key positions of trust: Cinia Group Oy, member of the Board of Directors, 2017–present, EBU Operations Council, member of the Board of Directors, 2015–present; Yle Pension Fund, member of the Board of Directors, 2014–present; Plattco Oy, member of the Board of Directors, 2013–present; Forum Virium, member of the Board of Directors, Helsinki, 2014–present

Maisan Hyrkkäsen potretti.
Maisa Hyrkkänen, Director of Financial and Personnel Services

Education: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
Born: 1964
Main position: Director of Financial and Personnel Services 2018–
Member of the Management Group since 2014.

Key work experience: CFO of Yleisradio Oy 2014–2017; Integration manager, strategic projects at Nets Oy in 2013; CFO at Luottokunta in 2003–2013; Head of Business support at Nordea Securities Plc in 2003, Controller in 2000–2003; Controller at eQ Online Corporation Oy in 1999–2000; Vice president, Assistant Vice President and Expert at Nordea Bank Plc in 1988–1999
Key positions of trust: Danske Kiinnitysluottopankki Oyj, member of the Board of Directors 2017–present, Yleisradion eläkesäätiö, member of the Board of Directors 2016–present, Danske Invest Rahastoyhtiö Oy, member of the Board of Directors, 2014–present

Gunilla Ohlsin potretti
Gunilla Ohls, Director of HR, Communicational and Strategic Functions

Education: Master of Science in Economics, Department of Economics, Hanken School of Economics
Born: 1956
Main position: Director of HR, Communicational and Strategic Functions 2018–
Member of the Management Group since 2011.

Key work experience: Director of Strategy of Yleisradio Oy 2011–2017; Director of programmes, Swedish Yle 2006–2010; Director of Programming, Yle FST in 2002–2005; Operational Controller, SVT Nyheter och Sport at Sveriges Television in 2000–2002; Editor-in-chief, Finnish editors, in 1997–2000
Key positions of trust: Yle Pension Fund, deputy member of the Board of Directors, 2013–present; mentor in Diamanten network of women leaders 2016–2017

Katri Olmon potrettikuva
Katri Olmo, Director of Legal Affairs and Internal Monitoring

Education: Bachelor of Laws
Born: 1959
Main position: Director of Legal Affairs and Internal Monitoring, 2011–
Member of the Management Group 2011–2017, 2018–

Key work experience: Head of Legal Affairs at Yle in 2006–2010, Head of HR affairs in 2004–2005, legal counsel in 2003–2004, HR legal counsel in 1997–2002, legal counsel in 1991–1997
Key positions of trust: Helsinki Music Centre, member of the Board of Directors, 2011–; Koura, vice-chair of the steering group 2018–