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Board of Directors

The Chair and members of the Teosto Board of Directors are elected at the General Meeting. The Board comprises six members: the chair, one member from each group of music authors (popular and contemporary music authors), one member representing all authors, and two members representing music publishers.

Antti Auvinen
Chairman of the Board

Antti Auvinen (1974) has worked as a full-time composer since 2004 and studied composition at Amsterdam and the Sibelius Academy. Since 2014, he has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Composers’ Association.

Maija Ruuskanen
Member of the board

Maija Ruuskanen (b. 1976) is a composer, musician and has a Master of Music (MMus) degree from the Sibelius Academy. Ruuskanen has composed music for numerous stage works, directed the Ruuskanen Railio Club and also served as Chairman of the Board of the Music Theater Kapsäkki.

Saara Konttinen
Member of the board
Publisher Saara Konttinen (b. 1979) has a master’s degree in economics and has worked as a publisher since 2005. Konttinen is also a member of the board of the Finnish Music Publishers Association.
Jiri Kuronen
Member of the board

Jiri Kuronen (b. 1974) is a professional musician and composer who has worked in the field of rhythm music for 25 years. In addition, he teaches, serves as chairman of the board of the Georg Malmstén Foundation and is a member of MES’s sound production committee.

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Iisa Pajula
Member of the board

Iisa Pajula (b. 1979) is a singer-songwriter who has been a professional music creator for over 15 years. As a solo artist, he has released four albums and has also written music for other artists. Pajula is also a member of the board of Teosto’s membership organization, Finnish Music Creators.

Riku Salomaa
Member of the board

MA Riku Salomaa (b. 1984) is the CEO of publishing company Nordic Music Partners and one of the experts of Finnish music export business. He is also a member of the board of the Finnish Music Publishers Association.

Anu Nissinen
Adviser to the Board

Nissinen is the CEO of Viestilehdet Oy and serves on the boards of many companies. Nissinen served as President and CEO of Sanoma Media Finland in 2011–2013 and before that for three years as President and CEO of Sanoma Entertainment Oy.

Tasks and composition of the Board of Directors

The tasks of the Board of Directors are

  1. to represent the Association,
  2. to operate the Association’s general activities promoting the creative compositions,
  3. to manage the Association’s property and account for its finances,
  4. recruit and dismiss the association’s managing director,
  5. supervise the activities of the Association’s office.

The Board consists of the Chair and five other members: two popular music authors, one contemporary music author, one member representing all authors, and two publisher representatives.

The term of the Board members is always two years. The Rules of Procedure of the Board of Directors contain more detailed provisions on the organisation of the Board’s work. The Board decides on the compensations of the Office’s staff.

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