An urban affairs advocate, President of the Finnish Olympic Committee, a former Mayor of Helsinki, two-term Minister and former Vice-President in the European Investment Bank.
Mr. Vapaavuori is committed to using his experience as a former Mayor of Helsinki to help cities towards smarter, sustainable and fairer future.
Jan Vapaavuori has served as the President of the Finnish Olympic Committee since 2020. During his term Jan Vapaavuori aims to raise the societal profile and impact of the Olympic Committee, develop and modernize its functions and ensure sustainable resources for its activities.
Outi and Jan Vapaavuori Foundation has been founded in 2018. The purpose of the foundation is to support and inspire young artists from different fields – especially from visual and dance arts – to succeed in their careers and find more international pathways.
My mayoral term’s leading strategic mission “The Most Functional City in the World” was above all an ideal and an attitude, that was born out of the many transformations challenging Helsinki.