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Organisation

Excellence Finland is a common name for the Finnish Quality Association, a membership organisation, and Laatukeskus Excellence Finland Ltd., a company that organises training. The heart of Excellence Finland is the Finnish Quality Association which has been advocating for quality and development within organisations since 1966. Laatukeskus Excellence Finland Ltd is owned by the Finnish Quality Association.

Members create a community of quality

You can join the Finnish Quality Association as a deciding member, a supporting member or an individual member. Our training, coaching and all our development services aim at improving performance. Our various events provide the opportunity to network and develop. The benefits are available to all of the personnel of our member organisations; for example, everyone can participate in our member events at no charge. Most of our events are arranged in Finnish.

The Board decides, the committee determines

Policy guidelines for the Finnish Quality Association are formulated by the Advisory Board, which comprises senior managers from our key corporate members. The operations of the association and of the company owned by it are managed by a Board of Directors consisting of eight members.

The Board represents both public and private organisations. The operations of the association and of the company owned by it are managed by a Board of Directors consisting of eight members.

Four people work in Excellence Finland’s Management Team. Excellence Finland’s personnel comprises nine full-time employees and another thirty troughout our quality professional network.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board formulates policies and sets priorities for Laatukeskus Excellence Finland’s operations based on dialogue with the management of decision-makers in Finland’s civil society. The Chairman of the Advisory Board is Jari Mikkonen, Major General, Finnish Defence Forces.

Members of the Board Of Directors

CEO Ilkka Hämälä, chairman
Metsä Group

Managing Director, VP, Hanna Kivelä
Fujitsu Finland Oy

President and CEO, Jouni Koski
Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Director, Tuomo Kuokkanen
Accenture Oy

Mayor, Jukka Mäkelä
City of Espoo

President and CEO, Jouko Pölönen
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Brigadier General
Timo Saarinen
Finnish Defence Forces

CEO Nina Westerberg
Picadeli Finland Oy