SEKES’s membership is comprised of 51 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 2021
Elina Pekkarinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Kehittämiskeskus Oy, aka Keuke; Chairperson
Ari Eklund, Prizztech Ltd
Risto Kovala, Business Jyväskylä
Jouko Laitinen, Navitas Business Services, vice chair
David Lindström, Cursor Oy, Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company
Pasi Pitkänen, Raahe District Development Center
Stefan Råback, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK
Annu Räsänen, Kontionloikkka Ltd
Terho Savolainen, Iisalmen Teollisuuskylä Oy
Jarkko Huovinen, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Susanna Kallama, the Finnish Enterprise Agencies
Tanja Matikainen, 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.