The Board of Governors is a supreme management body of the Northern Forum and makes major decisions on supporting the organization’s activities and on its development strategy.

The Board consists of the regions’ leaders of its members, each with a deciding vote. As a rule, the Board is convened during the General Assembly, held semi-annually. The County Governor of the Regional Council of Lapland Mika Riipi is the current chair.

The Chair of the Regional Coordinators Committee and the Executive Director are responsible for preparing the Board meetings and attend them with a consultative vote.

The members of the Board of Governors are:


Yury Bezdudny

Yury Bezdudny

Vice-Chair of the Northern Forum

Governor of Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia

Dmitry Artykhov

Dmitry Artyukhov

Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia



Kim Jin Tae Gangwon

Kim Jin-tae

Governor of Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea



Vladimir Solodov

Vladimir Solodov

Governor of Kamchatka Krai, Russia

Natalya Komarova

Natalya Komarova

Governor of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra, Russia

Vladimir Solodov

Mikhail Kotyukov

Acting Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia


Vladislav Kuznetsov 

Acting Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia

Aisen Nikolaev

Aisen Nikolaev

Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia


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Mike J. Dunleavy

Governor of Alaska, USA



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