Directors’ Institute Finland raises awareness and carries out its mission by influencing, education and networking. In partnership with other professional organizations and experts, Directors’ Institute Finland (DIF) contributes to the development of the professional capabilities of its members, and thus enhances its position as a leader in the national debate on corporate governance.


Directors’ Institute Finland helps to support success, profitability and growth of Finnish businesses.

DIF is a non-profit organization which aims to promote corporate governance and standards, as well as contribute to the work of corporate boards and non-executive directors. DIF is a member organization of the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa), which was founded in 2004.


Directors’ Institute Finland is a leading forum for the development of corporate governance and standards in the country.

DIF trains its members’ professional skills and expertise on good governance and works for the success of Finnish companies. It is an influential membership organization and an active participant in the national debate on corporate governance.

The role of corporate boards is ever more important. Globalization of business and markets has led to broader responsibilities, new challenges and increased work-loads facing non-executive directors, requiring good corporate governance practices and skills.

Principles and values of the association

Directors’ Institute Finland acts by:

  • Influencing: position-taking and expressing important issues relating to corporate board responsibilities and governance
  • Education: providing tools for our members to improve their professional skills and expertise
  • Networking: providing opportunities for our members to meet each other and connect with other professional associations and organizations.

The values of the association are based on integrity, enhancing shareholder-value and good corporate governance.

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