Pentti Hyttinen

Region Mayor, Regional Council of North Karelia, Finland

Pentti Hyttinen is the Region Mayor of North Karelia, Finland. He serves as the Chairman of the Koli Forum Steering Group.

Dr. Hyttinen has a strong forestry background. Before he was appointed Region Mayor in 2001, he worked for several years at the European Commission COST Secretariat in Brussels as an Expert in Forest Sector. In 1996-98 he served as the Director of the Forestry Centre of North-Karelia and before that held various senior expert positions at the European Forest Institute and the University of Joensuu, Finland.

Pentti Hyttinen holds a PhD in forest management and economics (University of Joensuu, Finland) and a Master’s degree in natural resources management (Texas A&M University, USA).

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