Port of Helsinki Ltd is a limited company owned entirely by the City of Helsinki.

Mr Matti Parpala

Chair of the Board October 2017 – December 2021 and June 2022 –
Harvard University, Master in Public Policy
Focal working experience:
Managing partner and founder, Will & Must Ltd. Previously CEO, Vaana Oy; strategy consultant, CMO, August Associates Oy; General Secretary, National Union of University Students
Positions of Trust:
Chair of HUS Audit Board

Mr Otso Kivekäs

Port of Helsinki vice chair of the Board since September 2021
Msc in Software Engineering
Focal working experience: Director of Software Development, Fira Smart Services
Positions of Trust: Helsinki, Member of City Council, member of Urban Environment Committee

Mr Heikki Allonen

Port of Helsinki Board member since April 2020
Focal working experience: Board professional, CEO Hemmings Oy Ab. Previously CEO Patria Oyj 2008-2016, CEO Fiskars Oyj Abp 2004-2008, CEO SRV Oyj 2000-2004 and Board member Wärtsilä Oyj Abp 1990-2000.
Positions of Trust: Vice chair of the Board VR Group, Board member Nokian Renkaat Oyj, Detection Technology Oyj and Savox Oy. Chair of the Board Sotatieteiden Tutkimussäätiö. Previously e.g. Board member Wärtsilä Oyj Abp, Chair of the Board Nammo AS and Robit Oyj, member of the supervisory board Keskinäinen vakuutusyhtiö Ilmarinen and Rautaruukki Oyj.

Mrs Minna Haapala  

Port of Helsinki Board member since 2019
Licentiate of Science in Technology, MBA   
Focal working experience: National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA), Director, Energy. 

Mr Pekka Helin 

Port of Helsinki Board member since 2019 
Master’s Degree, International Business
Focal working experience: Senior Vice President, Housing Business Development, Brand, YIT Oyj
Citycon Oyj, Commercial Director 2007–2011. Tallink Silja Oy, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing 2000–2007. Unilever, Lever Fabergé, Nordic Marketing Manager 1996–2000. 
Positions of trust: Board member, YIT Development Sp. z.o.o., Poland. Board member, Kuudes Kerros Helsinki Oy

Mrs Teija Makkonen

Port of Helsinki Board member since September 2021
MMSc, MBA, B.Sc. (Admin.)
Focal working experience: Personal Assistant to Member of Parliament 2019-, Shop Steward at Parliament of Finland 2019-, Finnish Defence Forces, Senior Planning Coordinator (e.g.), 2004-2019
Positions of trust: Helsinki City Councillor 2021-, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Councillor 2021-, Member of the Culture and Leisure Committee 2021-, HSL Deputy Board Member 2021-, Member of the School Board of Maatullin peruskoulu Primary School 2021-, Chairman of the School Board Maatullin ala-aste 2017-2021, Member of the Board, Parliament Association of Akava 2019-2021

Mrs Taru Reinikainen

Port of Helsinki Board member since September 2021
Master of Humanities, Laboratory Technician
Focal working experience: National Officer, Trade Union Pro
Positions of trust: The Social Democratic Party, member of the Helsinki district committee. Helsinki workers’ association, member of the representative body

Mr Heikki Pursiainen 

Port of Helsinki Board member since April 2024
PhD (Economics)
Focal working experience: Director of City information services / City of Helsinki 2023–, Chief Economist / Ellun Kanat Oy 2022–2023, Editor-in-Chief, Strategist / MustRead 2017–2022, CEO, Research Director / Libera Foundation 2015–2017


Presenting official: CEO Ville Haapasaari
Secretary: Financial Director Pekka Meronen