Organising committee


Esko Aho, EFI Strategic Advisor (former Prime Minister of Finland)
John Bell, Director for the Bioeconomy in DG Research & Innovation
Christine Lang, Chair, Global Bioeconomy Summit, German Bioeconomy Council
Göran Persson, EFI ThinkForest President (former Prime Minister of Sweden)


Sari Artjoki, Head of Representation in Finland, European Commission
Sasja Beslik, Head of Responsible Investment, Nordea Bank
Mario Bonaccorso, Editor in Chief, Il Bioeconomista and Head of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, Assobiotec
Henrik Ehrnrooth, Chairman of the Board, Pöyry Plc.
Kari Karjalainen, Mayor, Joensuu City
Jukka Luukkanen, Head of Helsinki Office, European Investment Bank
Glenn Mason, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service, Canada
Cristina Narbona, Counselor of Nuclear Safety Council of Spain (former Minister of Environment, Spain)
Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute
Christian Patermann, Former Director European Commission
Harro Pitkänen, Deputy Head of Lending, Nordic Investment Bank
Mari Walls, President and CEO, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)