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The Annual General Meeting of EastCham Finland decided to open an office in Almaty

EastChamin hallituksen puheenjohtaja Ilkka Salonen ja toimitusjohtaja Jaana Rekolainen.

The Annual General Meeting of EastCham Finland decided to open an office in Almaty

The decision supports EastCham’s new strategy.

Today, EastCham Finland’s regular Annual General Meeting discussed and approved the 2022 annual report and confirmed the financial statements. In addition, the Annual General Meeting also decided on the limits for membership fees, according to which the Board of Directors will confirm the membership fees for 2024.

The Annual General Meeting decided to open an EastCham office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This decision supports EastCham’s new strategy, according to which EastCham supports the business of Finnish companies in the markets of Central Asia and South Caucasus and prepares for the rebuilding of Ukraine, together with companies.

“This is an important decision that makes it possible for us to better support Finnish companies in the Central Asian markets,” says Jaana Rekolainen, the CEO of EastCham Finland.

The composition of the Board of Directors was changed slightly. Earlier in the spring, Mona Grannenfelt, who acted as a Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, announced that she will no longer be available for the Board. Elina Multanen was elected as Vice Chair to replace her. Multanen was previously a Board member.

The composition of the Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors

Ilkka Salonen, Chair of the Board of Directors
Elina Multanen, Vice Chair, Finnhub association
Mikael Pentikäinen, Vice Chair, Suomen Yrittäjät
Esa Hyvärinen, Fortum Corporation
Reijo Kangas, Business Finland
Tapani Kiiski
Pekka Kovanen, Prounicon Oy
Jussi Kuutsa
Natalia Salonen, Isku Interior Oy
Markku Simmelvuo, Papula Oy
Antti Tikkanen, EKE-Finance Oy
Matti Viialainen, Nestorinranta Oy
Petri Vuorio, Confederation of Finnish Industries

“I would like to thank all Board members for their valuable work in developing the Chamber of Commerce. I would also like to say a big thank you to Mona Grannenfelt for her good work with the Board and congratulate Elina Multanen, who will continue on the Board as a Vice Chair,” says Ilkka Salonen, the Chair of EastCham Finland’s Board of Directors.

For further information, please contact:

Jaana Rekolainen, CEO, EastCham Finland, tel. +358 400 457 743, jaana.rekolainen(at)

Ilkka Salonen, Chair of the Board of Directors, EastCham Finland, tel. +358 50 337 3569, ilkka.salonen(at)

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