Region Mayor of North Karelia, Finland

Mr. Pentti Hyttinen is has been involved in the Koli Forum arrangements from the very beginning since 2006. He serves now as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Koli Forum Association. Dr. Hyttinen has a strong forestry background. Before he was appointed Region Mayor, he worked for several years at the European Commission COST Secretariat in Brussels as an Expert in Forest Sector. In 1990`s he served as the Director of the Forestry Centre of North-Karelia and held senior expert positions at the European Forest Institute and the University of Joensuu, Finland. Pentti Hyttinen holds a PhD in forest management and economics from the University of Joensuu, Finland, and a Master’s degree in natural resources management from the Texas A&M University, USA.

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