As a Finnish non-profit organisation, CMI’s highest decision-making entity is the general meeting, which convenes CMI’s members (currently 113) to examine our annual financial and working plans and reports, and to select the board members. CMI’s board is ultimately responsible for our long-term strategy, significant financial decisions, the approval of new members and the appointment of the Executive Director. The board currently has eight members. CMI’s Executive Director leads our work and oversees the implementation of our strategy. A leadership team provides support in planning and decision-making.

CMI’s Leadership Team (contact info can be found here)
From left: Tuija Talvitie, Ville Brummer, Elina Lehtinen, Jaana Seppänen & Itonde Kakoma.


CMI’s Board. From left: Kirsti Lintonen, Gunvor Kronman (vice-chair), Kari Lautjärvi, Jutta Urpilainen (no longer a member), Aleksi Neuvonen and Alexander Stubb (chair). Not pictured: Kristina Pentti-von Walzel and Christoph Vitzthum.

Alexander Stubb

Chair of the Board

Kari Lautjärvi
Partner, Dittmar & Indrenius
Aleksi Neuvonen
Research Director, Demos
Kirsti Lintonen
Former Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
Kristina Pentti-von Walzel
Campaign Director, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
Gunvor Kronman
Vice-Chair of the Board CEO, Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre
Christoph Vitzthum
President and CEO of Fazer Group