Esa Kokkonen

Esa Kokkonen is a keen promoter of the Baltic Sea region and European cooperation with more than 20 years’ experience of leadership in international cooperation projects, networks and events covering a wide range of topics in the field of innovation. He works as Director of The Baltic Institute of Finland, a leading organisation for innovation cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, based in Tampere, Finland. Esa also serves as Coordinator of the Policy Area Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). Esa holds M.Pol.Sci (Int.rel.) from the University of Turku, Finland, and has also studied international relations and international law at the University of Michigan, USA.