The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is directed by a board appointed by the Parliament. The board members are
Kare Halonen (Chair), State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office
Laura Kolbe (Vice Chair), Professor
Sirkka-Liisa Anttila, Minister (hon.) and MP (emerita)
Simon Elo, Bachelor of Social Sciences
Ilkka Liikanen, Professor
René Nyberg, Ambassador
Monica Tennberg, Research Professor
Lenita Toivakka, Master of Science in Economics, Entrepreneur
Tarja Väyrynen, Professor
The board decides, among other things, on the Institute’s finances and research programme, which is realized by the Institute’s researchers according to the principles of academic autonomy. The board also appoints the Director of the Institute.
The terms of Halonen, Kolbe, Liikanen, Nyberg, Tennberg and Väyrynen will end on 31 December 2019. The terms of Anttila, Elo and Toivakka will end on 31 December 2021.