Tommi Laitio

Executive Director, Culture and Leisure, City of Helsinki


Tommi has managed Helsinki´s culture, library, sports and youth services from December 2016. Tommi manages a team of 1800 professionals and a budget of 210 million euros. Tommi leads Helsinki´s work on citizen engagement. Previously he has worked as Helsinki´s Director of Youth Affairs, for a think tank, for a newspaper and ran a video festival. He has an MA (Political Science) from the University of Helsinki and an eMBA from Aalto University. He is a member of the board of the University of Helsinki, Mentors of Finland and the Finnish Institute in London.