Egor BorisovThe Northern Forum was established to improve the quality of life of Northern peoples by providing Northern regional leaders a means to share their knowledge and experience in addressing common challenges and to support sustainable development and the implementation of cooperative socio-economic initiatives among Northern regions and through international fora. The Board also formally manages the Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee and the Secretariat. The Chairman of the Board is elected during the General Assembly and can serve two terms.

The present Chair is Mr. Egor Borisov, the Acting Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia.