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Yle's Board of Directors

According to the Act on Yleisradio Oy, the Board of Directors consists of at least five and at the most eight members who shall not be members of the Administrative Council or the company’s senior management.

The Board of Directors shall represent sufficient expertise and both Finnish and Swedish-speaking language groups.

Tasks of The Board of Directors

  • Elects and dismisses the company’s Director General and to confirms his or her salary and other terms concerning the office

  • Elects other members of the company’s senior management and confirm their salaries and other terms concerning their office

  • Decides the budget for the following year

  • Summons the Ordinary General Meeting and prepares the items of the agenda

  • Submits an annual report of the company’s operations to the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority.

Members of the Board of Directors

Potrettikuvassa Matti Apunen

Matti Apunen, Chairman of the Board

Born: 1960
Chairman of the Board since 2021.

Main position: Professor of Practice at Tampere University (Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences) and private entrepreneur 2019–

Key positions of trust: Member, Tampereen Särkänniemi LTD Board of Directors 2014–, Member, Supervisory Board of Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company 2011–

Katri Viippolan potretti

Katri Viippola, Senior Vice President

Director, HR and Communications, Varma
Born: 1976
Member of the board since 2019.

CV (pdf

Mikko Alatalo

Born: 1951
Member of the board since 2022.

Kaarina Gould

CEO, New Museum of Architecture and Design Trust
Born: 1972
Member of the board since 2022.

Silmälasipäinen mies, jolla on harmaat hiukset ja sininen ruutupaita.

Tuomas Harpf

Senior Advisor
Born: 1957
Member of the board since 2021.

Lyhythiuksinen mies, jolla on sininen puku.

Stefan Wallin

Senior Advisor
Born: 1967
Member of the board since 2021.

Sirpa Ojala hymyilee kuvassa.

Sirpa Ojala

Group CEO
Born: 1963
Member of the board since 2020.

Juha Blomberg

Juha Blomberg, Yle's Staff Representative


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