Tommi has been in charge of Helsinki´s culture, library, sports and youth services from December 2016. Tommi manages a team of 1800 professionals and a budget of 220 million euros. Tommi also leads Helsinki´s work on citizen engagement and is a member of the Mayor´s Executive Team. Previously he has worked as Helsinki´s Director of Youth Affairs, as a researcher and project manager for a liberal think tank, as a journalist for Finland´s leading daily and ran a video festival in Amsterdam. He holds an MA (Political Science) from the University of Helsinki and an eMBA from Aalto University. He is a member of the board of the University of Helsinki, the Helsinki Events Foundation, member of Finland´s UNESCO Commission and Chair of the Board for the Finnish Institute in London.