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Leaders and communication

Director, Regional Development (Deputy Region Mayor) Mr Matti Lipsanen

I am responsible for regional development planning and financing of development projects. Our Council also supports the regional developers by promoting their cooperation. I promote the interests of the region both in Finland and in the European Union.

Director, Innovation and Foresight Mr Petri Räsänen

My job is to promote regional and European collaboration and RDI policies contributing to green and digital transitions and sustainable growth. My fields of expertise include emerging technologies and related national and European policy programs, networks and funding instruments.

Director, Regional land use planning Ms Ruut-Maaria Rissanen

My responsibility is to lead the land use planning and transport team and to plan and develop operations together with the team. My special expertise is Transport System Design, but you can turn to me with any questions about land use, transport or environmental planning.