The Atlantic Council of Finland has a Chair, two Vice-Chairs, a Board of Directors and a Secretary General.
The first Chairman of the Council was Minister (Hon.), Ambassador Mr. Jaakko Iloniemi (1999-2001). He was succeeded by Minister (Hon.), Ambassador Mr. Paavo Rantanen (2002-2004) and Director of the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Dr. Risto E. J. Penttilä (2005-2008).
B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S 2 0 2 3
Chair of the Board
Mrs. Liisa Jaakonsaari, Minister (Hon.)
Vice-Chairs of the Board
Mr. Pertti Salolainen, Minister (Hon.), Ambassador
Mr. Jari Haapiainen, Senior Adviser in EU, Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, Parliamentary Group of the Centre Party of Finland
Members of the Board
Ms. Piritta Asunmaa, Director General, Political Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Mr. Niclas L. von Bonsdorff, Lieutenant Colonel, Commandant, International Centre of the Finnish Defence Forces FINCENT
Dr. Tuomas Forsberg, Professor, Director at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Mr. Atte Harjanne, MP, Parliament of Finland
Mr. Janne Kuusela, Director General, Defence Policy Director, Ministry of Defence of Finland
Dr. Jarno Limnéll, MP, Professor of Practice, Cyber Security, Aalto University
Ms. Laura Saarikoski, Editor in Chief, Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat
Ms. Suvi-Anne Siimes, Managing Director, Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
Ms. Henna Virkkunen, Member of the European Parliament
Mr. Stefan Wallin, Senior Advisor, Former Minister of Defence of Finland
Ms. Terhi Suominen, M.Pol.Sc.