Tekes Executive group consists of Director General and eight Executive Directors.

The Board decides on Tekes' general policies and broad-reaching and significant issues. The Board decides on R&D project funding if funding by Tekes exceeds 3 million euros.

Members of the Board are appointed by the Finnish Government for a term of three years at a time.

Executive group

tekes executive group


The current Board's term will end by the end of June 2020.

Pertti Korhonen
Board professional

Vice Chairman:
Petri Peltonen
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment


Timo Ahopelto
Lifeline Ventures Oy

Katja Keitaanniemi
Finnvera Oyj

Leena Vestala
ELY Centre, Pirkanmaa

Miia Porkkala
AhoGroup Oy

Markku Keinänen
Ministry of Foreign Affairs