Pentti Hyttinen

Chairman, Koli Forum Association

Dr. Pentti Hyttinen serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Koli Forum Association.

Dr. 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.

Formerly he worked as the Director General of Metsähallitus (the Finnish State Forest Enterprise) and as the Region Mayor in North Karelia, Finland. He has also worked several years at the European Commission in Brussels as an Expert in Forest Sector. In 1990`s he served as the Director of the Forest Academy for Decision Makers, as the Director of regional Forestry Centre, and as the Programme Manager at the European Forest Institute.