New Board members

Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, Finland, and Johannes Kyrle, Austria, was elected new members of the IFFA Board at the annual meeting in January 2017. 

  • Published: 11.01.2017
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #IFFA  # Annual Meeting 
  • Juha Hakkarainen, Finland, stepped out of the Board and the rest of the Board was re-elected. The annual meeting follow the proposal from the Nomination Committee.

    After the election, the IFFA Board members are:

    Peter DeMarsh (Canada) Chair
    Lennart Ackzell (Sweden) Vice Chair
    Lorenz Freiherr Klein von Wisenberg (Germany) Treasurer
    Dominic Walubengo (Kenya)
    Manuel Garcia (Mexico)
    Jog Raj Giri (Nepal)
    Satu-Marja Tenhiälä (Finland) – new
    Johannes Kyrle (Austria) – new

    The Nomination Committee was unanimously re-elected:

    Felix Montecuccoli (Austria)
    Olivier Bertrand (France)
    Marc-André Côté (Canada)

    Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, Finland

    Satu-Marja Tenhiälä is forestry adviser and works on international affairs at MTK, the Finnish Forest and Farm organisation. She has a Master’s degree in history and communication from the University of Joensuu, a Master of science degree in forest products marketing and economics from University of Helsinki and a bachelor’s degree in law from Abo Akademi University. She has been law editor at the Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, executive director at the Foundation of Psychiatric Research in Helsinki, communications officer at the National institute for health and welfare and communication specialist at the M-real forest industry group.








    Johannes Kyrle, Austria

    Johannes Kyrle is vice-president of “Land & Forest Betribe Österreich”, the Austrian Forest Owners’ Federation and been president of the organisation. He is Doctor of Law and has been Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs, head of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign affairs. He has a long carrier in the Austrian Diplomatic Service and served as secretary general and head of the cabinet of the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the Principality of Lichtenstein and Chief of Protocol.

    See Johannes Kyrle’s CV








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