Personal data

Family name: HÄRMÄLÄ

Christian names: ESA Yrjö Eemeli
Born 1954 in Pusula, Finland
Married, three children

Education M.Sc (agriculture), Helsinki University, 1982
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English, French (basic knowledge), German (basic knowledge)

Founder, Frostia (consultancy), 2016 – 

Employment history

Director General, Metsähallitus (State Forests & Parks), 2014 – 2016

Director General (Energy), Ministry of Employment and the Economy, 2011 – 2014
Director General, European Fertilizer Manufacturers Association (EFMA, Brussels), 2006 – 2010
President, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), 1994 – 2006
Commercial Counsellor (EC accession negotiator for Agriculture and Fisheries), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1993 – 1994
Economic Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, 1991 – 1993
Head of Department, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), 1990 – 1991
Trade Policy Secretary, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), 1987 – 1990
Counsellor for Agriculture and Fisheries, Finnish Mission to the European Communities, Brussels, 1984 – 1987

Present board memberships

Chair of the Board, Fennovoima Oy (Nuclear energy), 2017 –
Member of the Board, MTK Foundation (Forest estate management), 2016 –
Chair of the Board, Suomen Metsäsijoitus Oy (Forest estate management), 2016 –

Former positions

Chair of the Board, Baltic Connector Oy (Natural gas), 2016 – 2019
Chair, Vice Chair & Member of the Board, Apetit Oyj (Food industry), 2014 – 2019
COPA, Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union, member of Presidium 1994 – 2006, vice-president, 2005 – 2006 
European Commission Advisory Group Forestry and Cork, chairman 2004 – 2006
CEPF, Confederation of European Forest Owners, president, 2002 – 2006
IFAP, International Federation of Agricultural Producers, vice-president, 2002 – 2006
IFAP, International Federation of Agricultural Producers, Executive Committee, 1994 – 1998
Pellervo, Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives, chairman of the council, 1997 – 2006
Chairman of the board of Pellervo Economic Research Institute, 1997 – 2006
Chairman of the Board of Farmers´ Social Insurance Institution Mela, 1997 – 2006
EVA, Finnish Business and Policy Forum, member of the board, 1997 – 2004
Forest Academy Finland, member of the board, 1996 – 2006
Finnish Forest Foundation, Chairman of the Council, 1995 – 2006