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Changes in the Alumni Network Board

Mia Sirkiä started as the chair and Ossi Leikola and Riitta Silvennoinen as members
Aalto Alumni Network Board 2023
From the left: Sofi Perikangas, Kullah Anderson, Mia Sirkiä, Markus Nuotto, Riitta Silvennoinen, Mikko J. Salminen ja Hannu Martola. Ossi Leikola missing from the photo. Photo: Aalto University / Kalle Kataila.

Mia Sirkiä has started as the new Chair of the Aalto University Alumni Network Board as of January 2023.

Two new members joined the board: Ossi Leikola and Riitta Silvennoinen. Kullah Anderson, Hannu Martola, Markus Nuotto, Sofi Perikangas and Mikko J. Salminen will continue as members. The former chair Kai Hagros and Tuula Antola stepped down from the board.

Link between the university and its alumni

The Alumni Network Board, formed in 2019, acts as a link between the university and the alumni and integrates the views of the alumni into the long-term development of the university and the alumni activities. The board includes alumni from different classes, schools and fields.

At this year’s first meeting, Aalto University President Ilkka Niemelä presented the university's strategy and future prospects.

‘We have over 100 000 alumni in total. The university’s impact in society is evident through them, and active alumni are a strong support for the development of the university. We want to offer the alumni the opportunity to develop and network and be part of our community,’ Niemelä said.

At the start of the year, the Chair's gavel was handed over to Mia Sirkiä, a School of Business graduate.
‘Great things are done at Aalto University. We in the Alumni Network Board are happy to support the university in achieving its goal of building a sustainable future. Aalto plays a key role in society as a whole: it creates a place that gives birth to innovations and jobs, and thus well-being. In my eyes, the entire alumni community is central in this task,’ Mia Sirkiä says.

Alumni Council brings associations together

Around 40 alumni associations or networks operate within Aalto University. These groups have a cooperation forum, the Alumni Council, which is chaired by Niko Ferm. The council supports and develops the activities of the alumni associations and shares best practices.

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Aalto alumni network board 2023

Contact information

Mia Sirkiä
Chair of the Aalto University Alumni Network Board
[email protected], +358 40 860 0240

Elisa Kouvonen
Head of Alumni Services, Aalto University
[email protected], +358 50 571 7599

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