Important objectives for the board are to promote the internationalization of Finnish design expertise, to encourage enterprises, particularly small and middle-sized firms, to apply design in product development, and to arouse the interest of the public in design.
The board of directors of the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design consists of six–eight leading decision-makers in the corporate and design sectors. Design Forum Finland is led by CEO who works under the Board of Directors.
Chairperson of the Board Ia Adlercreutz
Pekka Pokela (Vice Chairperson)
Industrial designer, MA, Petteri Kolinen has a long experience in various managerial positions in design from diverse industries. In 1993–2007, Kolinen worked at Nokia as Design Manager, responsible for various teams, as well as e.g. managing the Design Studio at the Keilaniemi headquarters. After this, he was a member of the Group Management Team and Design Director at Martela. He joined Design Forum Finland from Nanso, where he held the post of Creative Director.
Previous Managing Directors
Dan Colliander (interim CEO) 2015
Mikko Kalhama 2006–2015
Ilpo Santala 2004–2006
Anne Stenros 1995–2004
Tapio Periäinen 1975–1994
H.O. Gummerus 1952–1975