On the 24th of April the Finnish Business Council held it's Annual General Meeting at My Office in Dubai Marina Plaza. 17 people attended the meeting.
FBC Chairman Katja Boutou presented the annual activity report for 2018 and concluded that FBC currently has 20 corporate members, 6 non-resident corporate members and 24 individual members. This is an increase in both corporate and individual members since 2017.
She then presented the Annual Financial Report for 2018, Program of activities for 2019 as well as the budget and membership fees.
The meeting selected following persons to FBC Administrative Committee for 2019 activity year: Petra Turkama, Juha Kaljunen, Tommi Henriksson, Markku Jarvinen, Tomi Saikkonen, Katia Al-Kaisi, Tiina-Maija Bergman, Katja Boutou, Seppo Keranen (Business Finland representative), Minna Herranen, Kimmo Kytösaari, Maria Sillanpää, Riikka Kytösaari. Jaana Tapanainen was elected as FBC Ambassador in Finland and Jaana Räsänen-Pentti (Honorary Chairman, Honorary Member Category representative).
As per the Articles of Association Ambassador of Finland to UAE is Honorary Chairman. The position was hold by Riitta Swan until end of May when the new Ambassador, Marjaana Nissila took over.
Ms. Boutou thanked 2018 Administrative Committee for the cooperation and project coordinator Erika Daintry for her contribution.