Tuomas Auvinen

Tuomas Auvinen

Boardman partner

Tuomas Auvinen

Professional History and Board Experience

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., City University London), EMBA, Tuomas Auvinen has built his career in the field of creativity and cultural leadership. He has worked as the CEO of The Association of Finnish Theatres, Administrative Director of the Finnish National Theatre and as the Principal and Dean of the Sibelius Academy. Currently Auvinen is Dean of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. In addition, Auvinen has extensive experience in creative leadership training and consulting through his company Creader Oy and Aalto EE’s EMBA and JOKO programs.

Auvinen has served on the boards of numerous cultural and creative communities and companies, both as chair and member.

Currently, his main board roles include chairing the boards of Psycon Group Oy and Psycon Oy, and serving on the boards of EMMA Art Museum Foundation and Reflector Oy.

Activities in Boardman

  • Member of the Board of Boardman Ltd 2021-2023
  • Member of the Boardman LJT Group
  • Staff role in decision-making Member of the Development Group, 2016-2019
  • Participated in Boardman’s Ownership and Boardwork Training


  • Knowledge and creative leadership
  • Managing creative talent and creative organisations
  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Public sector management and governance
  • Change management

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