IEEP Board announces the appointment of new Executive Director as of November

Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, currently Director of the Finnish Institute in Hungary (FinnAgora), has been appointed IEEP's new Executive Director. He will join the Institute on 2 November succeeding Ben Allen who has been acting as Executive Director ad interim, since the departure of Céline Charveriat. Ben Allen will then resume his role of Research Director.

Eero Yrjö-Koskinen has extensive experience in environmental management and sustainable development, having worked for 13 years as Executive Director of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, the biggest environmental NGO in Finland. After this, Eero was the Executive Director of Green Budget Europe, a think tank based in Brussels, and the Sustainability Adviser of the Finnish Chamber Commerce. Eero has also worked at the European Parliament after Finland joined the EU in 1995.

“Joining IEEP is a great opportunity to make use of my previous experience with the EU institutions, civil society and the private sector. The Institute has a formidable record as a trustworthy, non-partisan think tank that produces science-based and unbiased recommendations for policy-makers. I look forward to the future collaboration with stakeholders that have a similar interest in finding solutions to the many burning environmental challenges of our times”, said Eero Yrjö-Koskinen.

“I am happy to welcome Eero to IEEP and look forward to working with him in taking the Institute through its next phase of development as I refocus my energy on my role as IEEP’s Research Director”, said Ben Allen, Interim Executive Director.

For further information, contact Carla Coppola, IEEP Head of Communications.