Bo Hjelt


Founder of The Allan and Bo Hjelt Art Foundation. Bo Hjelt is the Founder and Honorary Chairman of CDI Global, an industrial search company with offices in 43 countries. Prior to launching CDI Global, he was the Director of European Operations at Svenska Metallverken, a Swedish metals multinational. Bo sits on a number of private and not-for-profit boards. He holds a BA from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and an MBA from Centre d’Etudes Industrielles in Geneva.

Carl-Henrik Wallin

Vice Chairman

2011– Founder and Managing partner, Avance Attorneys, Helsinki, Finland
2009–2011 Managing Partner, Hannes Snellman
2004–2009 Head of M&A, Hannes Snellman
1998 Partner, Hannes Snellman
1993 LL.M., University of Amsterdam
1992 Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman
1991 Master of Laws, University of Helsinki
1988–1991 Assisting lawyer, UPM
Memberships: Finnish Bar Association; The Association of Finnish Lawyers; International Bar Association.

Christoffer Taxell

Board Member

1975–1991 Member of the Finnish Parliament, Minister of Justice (1979–1987), Minister of Education and Science (1987–1990), Chairman of the Swedish People’s Party (1985–1990)
Mr Taxell has been a member of the board of a number of companies in Finland and Sweden.
1990–2002 President and CEO of Partek Corporation
2005–2006 Chairman of the Board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
2004–2009 Chancellor of Åbo Akademi University
1985– Member of the Board of Stockmann and Chairman since 2007–
Member of the Board of Rettig Group since 2011 and Luvata Group since 2005
Chairman of Konstsamfundet.

Henrik de la Chapelle

Board Member

2009– Chairman, Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation
1991–2009 Member of the board, Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation
Member of the board, Hartwall Arena Oy
Member of the board, Scanhorse Oy
1990– Managing Director CHC, Invest Oy
1987–1990 Managing Director, ABB Treasury Center, Finland
1982–1987 Chief Dealer, Union Bank of Finland
1980 Bachelor of Science (Economics), The Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki

Berndt Arell

Board Member

2018– Responsible of Exhibition projects at Fotografiska in Stockholm, London and New York.
2012–2017 Director General of Nationalmuseum and Prince Eugene’s Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden.
2010–2011 Director, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.
2007-2010 Director, the Finnish National Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland.
2001–2007 Director, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland.
1999–2001 Director, Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden.
1993–1996, Director of Exhibitions, Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki.
1991–93/1996-99 Director, Turku Art Museum (Åbo konstmuseum), Finland.

Former chairman of the Arts Council of Finland and of Frame, the Finnish Fund for Art Exchange. Board Member of Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, and member of the museum committee.

Kerstin Hjelt

Kerstin shares her husband’s interest in art, and together they work to create opportunities to develop The Allan and Bo Hjelt Art Foundation.