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Thomas Thesleff

Born 31 March, 1951, Helsinki

Master of Arts 1975 (General History), University of Helsinki

Evli Investment Bank, Managing Director 1985–1994, Chairman of the Board, 1994–2006 and Board Member 2006-

Acting lector, Minervaskolan, 1975–1977
Expert, Oy Hackman Ab, 1977–1978
Copywriter, Interplan Oy, 1979
Regional manager (France), Finnfacts ry 1979–1985
Stockbroker, Oy Bensow Ab, 1984–1985

Military rank, Lieutenant (senior grade)
Honours: Knight of the White Rose of Finland, 1st class

Written by Thomas Thesleff and Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta (ed.)
Translated by John Calton.

What else have I been up to?

In looking for my career path I had the great good fortune to start a family with my wife Yvonne Pacius. Our children, born in 1975, 1978 and 1980 have made life worth living.

Since the age of 15 I have been a firm advocate of co-operation, taking an active part in various community activities:

  • Finlands svenska skolungdomsförbund (FSS) ja Helsingfors Samkonvent 1966–1967
  • Nylands ’Nation’ student organisation 1969-, kuraattorina 1975–1978, and active veteran member
  • Akademiska Sångföreningen (’Male students’ choir’) 1971–75, secretary 1973–74, chair 1974-75
  • Cavalry officers, cadet school horses and cross-country riding, 1987–2000
  • Nyländska Jaktklubben, Nylands sailing club, Commodore 2001–06
  • Chair, veteran division NJK sailing club, 2012-
  • Diverse histories, including Akademiska Sångföreningen 140 v (’Academic Choral Society 140th anniversary’), Evli Pankki 20 vuotta (‘Twenty years of the Evli bank’) and Nyländska Jaktklubben 150 v (‘The sesquicentenary of the Nylands sailing club’).
  • Member of numerous organisations
  • Navy Reservist 1971–2011, full service record. Rank: Lieutenant, Senior Grade (2003).

Positions of trust:

  • Institutum Romanum Finlandiae Foundation (secretarial assistant, 1975–1976; board member, council vice-chair and chair, 1999–2011)
  • Maanpuolustuksen Tuki, Treasurer and Vice-chair, (1998–2011)
  • Medicinska understödsföreningen ”Liv och Hälsa” (Society for medical research ’Life and health’, treasurer(1995–2011)
  • Board member, Arcada University of Applied Sciences (2009–2014)
  • Vice-chair, Board of Christine and Göran Schildts Foundation, (2004–2013 and Chair (2013- )

Board member of various companies and foundations.

Thomas Thesleff on his favourite subject, Rome 2004.​
Thomas Thesleff on his favourite subject, Rome 2004.​



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