SEKES’s membership is comprised of 47 development companies, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and the Federation Of Finnish Enterprises. In addition, SEKES and the European Association of Economic Development Agencies (EURADA) have reciprocal association membership.
Organisation and office
SEKES operations are organised through active member and network activities. In the TeamFinland building on Porkkalankatu 1 in the Ruoholahti district of Helsinki, the resources of the SEKES office consist of the executive director’s work contribution and outsourcing services.
Operating Environment Team: Anticipates, interprets and takes a stand on any changes that may affect development companies.
Internationalisation Team: Seeks opportunities for international activities and collaboration.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of the representatives of the member organisations.
Board of Directors 2018
Martti Husu, Kouvola Innovation Oy, (Chairman of the Board)
Ulla Haggren, the Development Company of the Jämsä Region, Jämsek Oy
Kimmo Heikka, Digipolis – Kemi Technology Park
Minna Heikkinen, Pielinen Karelia Development Center Ltd PIKES
Jari Hentilä, Naturpolis Ltd – Nordic Business Center
Juha Kauppinen, Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd
Pekka Nuutinen, Joensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK Ltd
Elina Pekkarinen, Keuke Development Centre Ltd. Helsinki Region North
Jarl Sundqvist, Jakobstad Region Development Company Concordia Ltd
Antti Toivanen, Kainuun Etu Ltd
Jarkko Huovinen, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Susanna Kallama, the Federation Of Finnish Enterprises
Jaakko Helenius, SEKES
SEKES – the Association of Finnish Development Companies is comprised of the development companies owned by various cities and municipalities all over Finland.
The SEKES network plays a vital role in strengthening the competitiveness of enterprises and regional vitality.