Board of Kalevi Sorsa Foundation 2019 - 2020

Antton Rönnholm, chairperson
Juha Antila
Liisa Jaakonsaari
Aleksi Kalenius
Laura Lindeberg
Markku Mattila
Kaisa Vatanen


Postal address:

Siltasaarenkatu 18-20 C, 6. krs (6th level)
00530 Helsinki



E-mail addresses:

Mikko Lievonen

Tel. +358 50 3801432


Mikko Lievonen leads the work of Kalevi Sorsa Foundation. He is also responsible for the project “Society after Covid-19”. He holds a doctorate in History from St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Earlier in his career he served, among other positions, as a United Nations official, in crisis management operations in Africa and the Balkans, and as a Key Account Manager in the private sector.

Maija Mattila

Project Manager
Tel. +358 50 5751338

Maija Mattila is responsible for the project on Reducing Inequalities. She also continues to comment on worker rights in the platform economy based on her previous research activities. Formerly Mattila worked as a PhD candidate, personal assistant to an MP, secretary for educational affairs and as an intern at the Finnish Permanent Mission to Geneva and European Parliament Information Office in Finland. She is Doctor of Social Sciences from Political Science.

Samuli Sinisalo

Project Manager
Tel. +358 40 7050398

Samuli Sinisalo (MA ) is responsible for the project on Human Impacts on Planet Earth. Prior to his current position he worked in KSF in projects “Supporting Democracy in multiethnic Macedonia” and “Supporting Democracy in Western Balkans”, both funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In KSF he has also worked in a project studying entrepreneurship. In the past he has volunteered in Bosnia-Herzegovina, worked at food delivery company Foodora, and as a personal assistant to former MPs Jutta Urpilainen and Eero Heinäluoma.

Jelena Simic

Jelena Simić

Project Coordinator
Tel. +358 50 5529665

Jelena Simić (Bachelor of Social Sciences) is responsible for the project “Supporting Democracy in Western Balkans – Progress and Bridges”. She has studied sociology and South Slavic languages and cultures at the University of Helsinki. Earlier, she has  volunteered in non-governmental organizations and worked as a teacher.

Anna Kuokkanen

Anna Kuokkanen

Communications Specialist
Tel. +358 50 5533507

Anna Kuokkanen coordinates the foundation’s communication and is responsible for its development. She has a PhD in sociology and has previously worked extensively in communication and research at the University of Helsinki, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and non-governmental organizations.

Margot Mihlin

Margolit Mihlin

Finance and Adminstration Assistant
Tel. +358 40 7703640

Margolit Mihlin takes care of the day-to-day finances and administration of the foundation. During her career, she has accumulated diverse skills in the activities of companies, associations and foundations.

What is Kalevi Sorsa Foundation?

Kalevi Sorsa Foundation is a social democratic think tank.

A living democracy necessitates plural but well justified perspectives. Making the future requires unprejudiced attitude and new visions. Kalevi Sorsa Foundation was founded in 2005 to, for its part, meet these demands.

Kalevi Sorsa Foundation’s aim is to encourage public debate that promotes equality and democracy. KSF produces relevant information for public debate, policy preparations and political decision-making, by organising debates, seminars and through its own research and publications.

KSF’s research and development projects focus on issues that are topical and central to future of the Welfare State. Kalevi Sorsa Foundation aims to promote public, ideological and political debate and exchange of ideas as well as bring forth new ideas and innovative solutions.