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Power of Networking

The Boardman network consists of business leaders from institutional companies, listed companies, large corporations, family-owned enterprises, growth companies and start-ups.


  • Partners
  • Competence Company Partners
  • Membership Forums
  • Competence & Development Forums

The Boardman network is managed by Boardman Ltd., owned by over 50 partners. All partners have extensive and diverse experience in company ownership, board work, business management as well as in academic research in Finland and abroad. They are qualified chairmen and/or members of corporate boards.

New partners are always approved by the Board of Directors, and the partners agree on the principles of activity ethics set by Boardman.


Boardman has four active Competence Company Partners that bring additional value and specialist viewpoints:

Nordea: Finances

PwC: Financial control

Roschier: Legal practices

VARMA: Ownership and investment competencies


Boardman Grow network is a not-for-profit network focusing on board performance and entrepreneurship in growth companies. Boardman Grow organizes popular public events and is an active network of like-minded, passionate entrepreneurs and young leaders.

Boardman Grow has a VIP network of active growth entrepreneurs, with whom they organize monthly round table discussions exclusively on topics that are vital and significant for growth companies. The members of Boardman Grow share experiences and practices of their business success’ and challenges, and aim to develop competence and added value through board work in growth companies.


Boardman Alumnus network is comprised of the individuals who have finished our “Ownership and Board Work” training program and who want to further develop their skills and remain active within the network.

The Alumnus network was established only in 2015.

The Boardman Alumnus Board prepares a special program for each year with a mutually agreed upon theme, under which discussion and networking events are organised.


Boardman Advisors is a group of business leaders who are no longer active in day-to-day business operations. Boardman Advisors operate on a “pro bono” basis: they offer their knowledge to young entrepreneurs, promote senior entrepreneurship and promote ways to make municipal management and ownership more efficient and sustainable.


The Management Reasearch Network, established in 1949, joined Boardman network in 2008.

The group gathers together the academic world, decision makers and business leaders to discuss relevant societal matters in a Round Table conversation format. The group organises 4-6 events a year.


Competence & Development Forums are closed discussion forums, which gather several times a year to discuss current topics according to the forums interests. In most cases Chatham House Rules apply during the sessions. Each Competence Forum is run by a Boardman Partner. Current active forums are:

  • Ownership and Board Work in Listed Companies
  • Cooperation Between Chairman and CEO
  • Leadership in the Era of Digitalization
  • Ownership Competence
  • Experienced and Agile Corporate Culture and Leadership
  • BrandCompass – Value & Growth by Managing Reputation