General management

President and CEO
Mari Walls
tel. +358 29 532 6010

Executive Vice President, Research
Johanna Buchert
tel. +358 29 532 6663

Director, Development
Ilkka P. Laurila
tel. +358 29 532 6311

Director, Customer Relations
Jutta Kauppi
tel. +358 29 532 6535

General Counsel
Emilia Katajajuuri
tel. +358 29 532 6383

Assistant to the president
Pirjo Mantere-Mäki
tel. +358 29 532 6351


Management and Production of Renewable Resources

Director Markku Järvenpää
tel. +358 295 326 190

  • Production systems, Harri Huhta, tel. +358 29 532 6144
  • Ecosystems and ecology, Jarkko Hantula, tel. +358 29 532 5419
  • Environmental impacts, Raisa Mäkipää, tel. +358 29 532 2197
  • Game and fish resources, Ari Leskelä, tel. +358 29 532 7404
  • Experiment and data services, north, Martti Varmola, tel. +358 29 532 4410
  • Experiment and data services, south, Pentti Kananen, tel. +358 29 532 2495

Green Technology

Director Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen
tel. +358 29 532 6493

  • Genetic research, Nina Schulman, tel. +358 29 532 6739
  • Integrated livestock production, Erkki Joki-Tokola, tel. +358 29 532 6179
  • Livestock technology, Mikko Järvinen, tel. +358 29 532 6192
  • Production and information technologies, Jori Uusitalo, tel. +358 29 532 4010
  • Aquaculture production, Petri Heinimaa, tel. +358 29 532 7480

Bio-based Business and Industry

Director Leena Paavilainen
tel. +358 29 532 2020

  • Bioeconomy business, Lauri Sikanen, tel. +358 29 532 2464
  • Novel products and technology, Riitta Laitinen, tel. +358 29 532 6708
  • Circular economy solutions, Mikko Kurttila, tel. +358 29 532 3262

Economics and Society

Director Sari Forsman-Hugg
tel. +358 29 532 6084

  • Environmental and Business Economics, Jussi Uusivuori, tel. +358 29 532 2505
  • Policies, markets and foresight, Jyrki Niemi, tel. +358 29 532 6390
  • Natural resources and rural development, Päivi Eskelinen, tel. +358 29 532 7515
  • Forest planning and forest resources, Kari T. Korhonen, tel. +358 29 532 3030
  • Statistical methods, Timo Hurme, tel. +358 29 532 6555

Statistical Services

Director Johanna Laiho-Kauranne
tel. +358 29 532 6797

  • Statistics on food chain and sustainable use of natural resources, Esa Katajamäki, tel. +358 29 532 6791
  • Analyses of enterprises and markets in the natural resources sector, Mika Kurkilahti, tel. +358 29 532 7694
  • Statistics production methods, Anna Louhivaara, tel. +358 29 532 6798

Research Support Services

Director Tiina Mellas
tel. +358 29 532 5760

Director, HR Cooperation Kristiina Borg
tel. +358 29 532 2110

Manager, International Relations, Erkki Kauhanen
tel. +358 29 532 2270

Manager, Development, Kimmo Kukkavuori
tel. + 358 29 532 7511

  • Communications services, Communications Director Johanna Torkkel, tel. +358 29 532 7333
  • Project Centre, Riitta Rahkonen, tel. +358 29 532 7400
  • Financial and planning services, Financial Director, Jutta Petäjä, tel. +359 29 532 2064
  • HR services, Raija Karppinen, tel. +358 29 532 5198
  • Procurement and facilities management services, Pentti Aspila, tel. 029 532 6064
  • Data Centre, Sirpa Thessler, tel. +358 29 532 6582