Alderman Jyrki Myllyvirta has been chosen as the new chair for the FinnAgora foundation in a meeting held in Budapest the 21st of April. Myllyvirta has held the position as vice-chair for the foundation for the past years.

Member of the FinnAgora operative committee Marjo Timonen has been chosen as the vice-chair for the foundation. 

Jyrki Myllyvirta has previously served as mayor for the city of Mikkeli and the city of Lahti, as a member of the European Committee of the Regions and has held many other confidential positions. Marjo Timonen has previously worked as communications and information manager for the Finnish Parliament and as communications manager for the Association for Finnish Municipalities.

The predecessor for Myllyvirta is Father Ambrosius who held the position as chair for the FinnAgora foundation for several years. The FinnAgora foundation maintains the Finnish Institute FinnAgora that operates in Hungary and the areas around Hungary as the Finnish center of culture, science and economics. The director of FinnAgora is Heljä Franssila.

The board of FinnAgora took the decision during the Spring meeting in Budapest on the 21st of April. In the same meeting the foundation's new rules of leadership were taken. In connection to the meeting there was also a seminar on Hungary's current situation and local collaborators were met. 

For more information: chair for the FinnAgora foundation Jyrki Myllyvirta, FinnAgora, 050 638 95