Jan Vapaavuori is the former Mayor of Helsinki, a part-time senior adviser at NREP, board member and a part-time senior adviser at Miltton Group and board member and partner at Omago Oy and Omnigym Oy . He has previously served as the Finnish Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, as the Minister of Economic Affairs and Vice-President of the European Investment Bank in Luxemburg.
Mr. Vapaavuori has a keen interest in global urban affairs and he participates actively in numerous international platforms. He currently serves at the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council and Stewardship Board of Platform for Shaping the Future of Cities, Infrastructure & Urban Services, at the Bloomberg New Economy Cities Council, and as the co-chair of the Urban Economy Forum 2021. Additionally, Mr. Vapaavuori serves as the President of the Finnish Olympic Committee, as the Vice-chair of the Finnish National Opera’s Board of Governors and chairs his family foundation that supports contemporary dance and visual arts. He graduated with Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki and holds an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Hanken School of Economics.