Our 44 member organisations are represented in two annual meetings of our association. These general assemblies act as the highest decision-making body of our association. The Kopiosto Board of Directors is appointed at the autumn assembly.
A total of 42 people work in five departments at our office in Kamppi, Helsinki.
Licensing and Customer Services attends to our customers, negotiates agreements, organises educational events and distributes information about our licences.
Rightsholder Services distributes remunerations to authors and publishers in the creative industry, administrates authorisations and is responsible for other services provided for our members.
Legal affairs is responsible for legal matters concerning copyrights, creates statements and declarations.
AVEK Audiovisual Culture is as a part of Kopiosto. AVEK supports the diversity of Finnish audiovisual culture with the help of copyright remunerations. AVEK funds the creation of new documentary films, animations, short films and media art.
Administration is responsible for the organisation’s support services, HR, communications, stakeholder relations, researches and ICT.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consists of a chairperson and ten other members.
Kopiostos Board of Directors 2023
Chairman of the Board Heikki Jokinen, Freelance Journalist
Sanna Haanpää, Executive Director, The Association of Finnish Nonfiction Writers
Ismo Huhtanen, Senior Legal Counsel, News Media Finland
Karoliina Huovila, Executive Director, Trade Union for Theatre and Media Finland (Teme)
Heikki Karjalainen, Translator to Finnish, The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL)
Elina Kuusikko, Managing Director, Finnish Actors Union
Ilmo Laevuo, Managing Director, Gramex – The Collective Management Organisation for Recorded Music in Finland
Sakari Laiho, Director, The Finnish Book Publishers’ Association
Katri Soramäki, Executive Director, Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland
Jani Tanskanen, Freelance Journalist, Union of Finnish Radio and TV Journalists (RTTL)
Vappu Verronen, Executive Director, The Society of Finnish Composers
Valtteri Niiranen, CEO
Sari Ahonen, Director, Rightsholders Services
Maria Bregenhøj, Director, Communications
Juha Jukkara, Director, Customer Relations
Petri Kauste, CFO
Kirsi Salmela, Director, Legal Affairs
Ulla Simonen, Director, AVEK
Arto Tamminen, Director