Merja Ylä-Anttila is the CEO of Yle, The Finnish Broadcasting Company since 2018.
She will join a panel discussion with Susan Duinhoven of #FreedomOfSpeech and the responsibility media houses have to ensure a fair and accessible media for the society.
Education: Undergraduate, Political Science, University of Helsinki
Member of the Management Group since 2018.
Key work experience:
CEO of Mediahub Helsinki Oy 2015–2018,
Head of News and Current Affairs of MTV Oy 2001–2018,
Deputy of CEO of MTVOy 2012–2015,
Deputy Head of News, News of MTV Oy 1998–2001,
Managing Editor of MTV Oy 1996–1998,
Political Editor of MTV Oy
1994–1996, Political Reporter of MTV Oy 1986–1994,
Reporter of MTV Oy 1984–1986
Key positions of trust:
Suomen Mentorit, Chairman of the Advisory Board
2018–, Finnish News Agency, STT, member of the Board of Directors
2013–2018; Save the Children Finland, member of the Board of Directors
2011–2018; Bonnier Grand Prize in Journalism, Jury Chairman 2004–2018;
Guild of Finnish Editors, Vice Chairman of the Board 2011–2017; Tammi
Publishers, member of the Board of Directors 2006–2011; Oy Suomen
Uutisradio Ab, member of the Board of Directors 2006–2015.
Photo credits:Jyrki Valkama/Yle Kuvapalvelu