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Organization and management


The research and expert activities of the Natural Resources Institute Finland are founded on broad-based competence. The competencies of four research units, Statistical services unit, Research infrastructure unit and six service groups are exploited in multi-disciplinary research programmes and projects carried out in collaboration with Finnish and international partners. Our customers, the end users of the information and solutions we offer, play a major role in planning and determining the focus of our research activities.

Expanded management team

In addition to the actual management team, Luke has an expanded management team. It includes, in addition to the members mentioned above:

  • Virpi Alenius
  • Asmo Honkanen
  • Meri Kallasvuo
  • Jutta Kauppi
  • John Kettle
  • Laura Kitti
  • Johanna Kohl
  • Mikko Kurttila
  • Nina Peuhkuri
  • Riitta Rahkonen
  • Anne Tolvanen


The Board supports the strategic management of Luke.

Chairperson: Director Tuomas Salusjärvi, Valio Oy

Vice chairperson: Chairman of the Board Saara Kankaanrinta, BSAG-foundation


  • CEO Timo Karjalainen, Laitakarin Kala Oy
  • Dean Kristiina Kruus, Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering
  • Director Jorma Länsitalo, Stora Enso Oyj
  • Entrepreneur Heli Siitari, Villilä Luonto Oy
  • Staff representative Taru Könkö, Luke

President and CEO Johanna Buchert  is the rapporteur for the Board.