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Vuorineuvos
Vuorineuvos ("mining counselor", literally Finnish for "mountain counselor"; sv, bergsråd) is a Finnish honorary title granted by the President of Finland to leading figures in industry and commerce. The title is honorary and has no responsibilities and no privileges. All Finnish titles are non-hereditary. The only title of equal rank is '' valtioneuvos''. Origin and history The vuorineuvos title originated in late 18th-century Sweden when mining played a major role in the economy, including in Swedish-held Finland. During that era five Finns were awarded the title. From 1809 to 1917 in the semi-autonomous, Russian-ruled Grand Duchy of Finland a further 19 titles were awarded. The first recipient of the vuorineuvos title in the modern Republic of Finland was Baron Fridolf Hisinger, on 17 July 1918. Awarding of the title has evolved to include not only giants of the mining industry but distinguished leaders in other industries and commerce. By 2010, the title had been grant ...
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Albert Lindsay Von Julin
Albert Ludvig Lindsay von Julin (2 August 1871 – 8 May 1944) was a Finnish engineer, businessman and vuorineuvos. Julin was born in Pohja to an industrial family. After his studies he spent several years gaining work experience in Caucasus, after which he returned to Finland to manage his family business, the Fiskars company. Julin led the company for almost 40 years and grew it into one of the largest companies in Finland. Julin also had a significant role in creating the Finnish employers' associations. He took part in the last Diet of Finland in 1904–1905 and in local politics in Pohja. Early life and studies Julin was born in Fiskars, Pohja; his parents were Emil Lindsay von Julin, manager and co-owner of the local Fiskars ironworks, and Hildur, née Kistner. The Julin family was an influential Finnish industrialist family. He graduated in 1890 in private Finland-Swedish reallyceum in Hamina. Julin went to study in the Faculty of Chemistry in Finnish Polytechnica ...
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Erik Gillberg
Erik Paul Oskar Gillberg MSc ''(diplomi-insinööri)'' (9 October 1926 – 21 February 1999) was a Finnish engineer, businessman and vuorineuvos. After graduating from Helsinki University of Technology, Gillberg worked in machine import business and then for Fiskars in different manager positions. He is best known as the General Manager of heavy vehicle producer Suomen Autoteollisuus, later Sisu-Auto, which he modernised thoroughly between 1971 and 1983. He was finally moved from office by the owner, state of Finland, because the company could not reach its financial targets. The rest of his career Gillberg worked in various positions of trust and consulting younger managers. Gillberg was married and he had four children. Studies and early career Gillberg was born in Hämeenlinna, Southern Finland. His parents were engineer, sales manager Oskar Rafael Gillberg and Hedwig née Heller. He did his abitur at Helsinki Finnish Upper Secondary School in 1944 and continued his stu ...
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Adolf Engström
Carl Adolf Engström (17 February 1855 – 19 June 1924) was a Finnish engineer, businessman and vuorineuvos. Engström got familiar already at early age with large machinery and engineering workshop environment due to his stepfather's work as engineer in the Finnish State Railways. After completing his mechanical engineering studies in Helsinki Polytechnic School in 1877, Engström went to gain experience abroad in Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom and United States. Upon his return in 1884, Engström got vacance in the State Railways. He took successfully part in steam locomotive designing, which was followed by railway projects in Savonia and Karelia. He worked as director for stone company Ab Granit in 1889–1895, after which he returned to State Railways for another five years. Engström was appointed manager of Hietalahti Shipyard and Engineering Works in 1900. During his time the company developed rapidly and the sales increased significantly, largely due to Russo-J ...
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Edvin Bergroth
Edvin Leonard Bergroth (26 December 1836 – 29 March 1917) was a Finnish engineer, businessman and vuorineuvos. Bergroth studied engineering in Hannover. After returning to Finland, he worked for the Finnish State Railways and a gasworks, until he moved to Caucasus to work for Branobel. When he returned to Finland in 1890, he worked in many companies. Bergroth managed the newly re-established Hietalahti Shipyard and Engineering Works in 1895–1900. Between 1905 and 1915, Bergroth was board member of Tampere Linen and Iron Industry. As a chairman, he initiated several development projects which grew the company and improved its productivity. Bergroth was married twice. Four of his children lived until adult age. Early life and studies Bergroth's parents were Pihlajavesi chaplain Johan Mikael Bergroth and Emma Lovisa née Cajanus; the father died when Bergroth was just six years old. He did his matriculation exam in Nikolaistad Gymnasium in 1857 and went to study eng ...
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Valtioneuvos
Valtioneuvos (Finnish for “counsellor of state”, sv, statsråd) is a Finnish title of honor awarded by the President of Finland to elder statesmen. It is one of two titles (the other being vuorineuvos) in the highest class of State of Finland honors. A tax on the titles of 48,400 euros or 12,100 euros must be paid by whoever proposes the title to a holder. Some former Social Democratic prime ministers such as Rafael Paasio, Kalevi Sorsa and Paavo Lipponen Paavo Tapio Lipponen (; born 23 April 1941) is a Finnish politician and former reporter. He was Prime Minister of Finland from 1995 to 2003, and Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Finland from 1993 to 2005. He also served as Speaker of t ... all declined the honor when it was offered to them. Lipponen commented that no one outside Finland knows what valtioneuvos is, and that he is satisfied with "former Prime Minister". Title holders References {{reflist Honorary titles Finnish culture ...
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Berndt Grönblom
Berndt Gustaf Grönblom (20 December 1885 – 4 October 1970) was a Finnish industrialist and vuorineuvos.Uppslagverket Finland (brief biography with photo).


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Grönblom was born in . He received a degree in Engineering. He received his Mining Counsellor's license in 1918. In 1926 he founded Vuoksenniska Ab Ltd. He received an honorary doctorate from

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President Of Finland
The president of the Republic of Finland ( fi, Suomen tasavallan presidentti; sv, Republiken Finlands president) is the head of state of Finland. Under the Constitution of Finland, executive power is vested in the Finnish Government and the president, with the latter possessing only residual powers. The president is directly elected by universal suffrage for a term of six years. Since 1994, no president may be elected for more than two consecutive terms. The president must be a natural-born Finnish citizen. The presidential office was established in the Constitution Act of 1919. The incumbent president is Sauli Niinistö. He was elected for the first time in 2012 and was re-elected in 2018. Finland has, for most of its independence, had a semi-presidential system in which the president had much authority and power over both foreign and domestic policy, but in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the powers of the president have been subject to decrease, moving the co ...
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Maarit Toivanen
Maarit Toivanen (previously Toivanen-Koivisto; b. 27 December 1954, Helsinki) is a Finnish business executive and investor, notable for being only the second woman to receive Finland's highest civilian honorary title of '' Vuorineuvos''. Early life and education Maarit Toivanen was born as the youngest daughter of the family owning the Finnish building materials wholesaler , which had been set up in 1913 by her great-grandfather, Alfred Onninen. She was raised in the upmarket Ullanlinna district of Helsinki, and was privately educated, graduating from the ''Mannerheimintien Yhteiskoulu'' secondary school in 1973. Following some post-secondary business studies in Finland, Toivanen went on to study economics and finance at Uppsala University in Sweden, graduating in 1978. Business career After her studies, Toivanen joined the family business, and over the years worked in various functions including sales, purchasing, product management, quality and finance. Following the death ...
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Orders, Decorations, And Medals Of Finland
The orders, decorations and medals of Finland form a system through which the Finnish government shows its respect to persons who have distinguished themselves on some walk of life. The legal basis of the system is the ''Act on the displays of public recognition (1215/1999)'' which grants the president the authority to issue decrees on orders, medals and titles. The system is divided into three groups: #orders #decorations and medals #titles Orders, decorations, and medals Orders There are three official Finnish orders: *The Order of the Cross of Liberty, founded in 1918 *The Order of the White Rose of Finland, founded in 1919 *The Order of the Lion of Finland, founded in 1941 The President of Finland is the grand master of all orders. Of the orders, the Order of the Cross of Liberty is the most distinguished and awarded the most seldom. Its decorations are awarded only for military or national defence merits, although the order is not purely military: civilians may receive decor ...
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Casimir Ehrnrooth
Göran Albert Casimir "Casse" Ehrnrooth, titled ''Vuorineuvos'' (April 6, 1931 – July 8, 2015), was a Finnish magnate and former chairman of the Nokia Corporation. His business career began in the forest industry, and later he was a director of UPM-Kymmene and Merita-Nordbanken. The eldest son of the President of Nordic Union Bank, one of the then two biggest banks in Finland, Ehrnrooth inherited substantial holdings in important companies from both his paternal and maternal families. His paternal family were in banking, while his maternal forefathers were founders of Fiskars and Kaukas industries. His earlier family tree includes notable military men. He had a degree in law from Helsinki University. Kaukas Casimir Ehrnrooth succeeded his maternal relatives as President and CEO of Kaukas paper factory, in small town of Lauritsala (annexed to Lappeenranta in 1967), Southern Karelia in 1962; and he served there for a long time. Casimir Ehrnroth was successor of Jacob ...
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Jaakko Ihamuotila
Jaakko Ihamuotila (born 15 November 1939) is a retired Finnish business executive known for his senior roles in some of Finland's largest corporations, including as the CEO of Valmet and long-serving President and Chairman of Neste. He has been described as one of the most influential business leaders of his time in Finland. Early life and education Ihamuotila was born as the second of four children to Veikko Ihamuotila, an agriculture sector influencer and ex- Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, and his wife Anna-Liisa. He studied engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology, graduating in 1964 with a ''Diplomi-insinööri'' (MSc in Technology) degree in physics. He has said he was inspired already as a teenager to go into technology, by the opening of the world's first full-scale nuclear power plant for electricity generation, Calder Hall (now part of Sellafield), in the UK in 1956. Career Ihamuotila's early career included research and engineering positions at C ...
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Stig H
Stig or STIG may refer to: People * Stig (given name) * Nickname of Robert Stigwood (1934–2016), musical act manager Arts and entertainment * The Stig, a masked racing driver on the UK television show ''Top Gear'' * Stig (singer), Finnish performer Pasi Siitonen * Stig, the title character of ''Stig of the Dump'', a children's book and two TV series * Stig, the title character of ''Stig's Inferno'', a comic by Ty Templeton * Stig, a "member" of the fictional (later real) band the Rutles, a parody of the Beatles Technology * Security Technical Implementation Guide, a computing security methodology * Steam-injected gas turbine, an energy production technology; See Cheng cycle Other uses * Stig (Serbia), a region in eastern Serbia See also * Stian, a related Scandinavian name * Stigg of the Dump Stigg of the Dump is an underground hip hop producer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. History Stigg of the Dump released the debut EP, '' Still Alive at the Veglia Lounge'', on Endemi ...
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