Thursday, June 3, 2010


Matti works in Raahe District Hospital as chief of internal medicine since 1993.

Matti is a member of Pietari Brahe RC since 1987. He served as the president of his club in 1995-1996 and was elected to serve as district 1400 governor in 2001-2002. Matti was a GSE team leader to D7570 Virginia/ Tennessee, USA in 2005 and served as RI President´s representative to D 2300, Norway in 2008. He is currently the Rotary Foundation Committee Chair of D1400 since 2006 and has served as COL representative in 2010.

Matti is married to Virpi, chief surgeon and medical director of Raahe District Hospital, since 1976.

Virpi is a member of Raahe RC and currently serves as DG D 1400. They have two daughters and one granddaughter.

Matti and Virpi have both participated in many Rotary Conventions, Zone and International Institutes since 2000. They are Major Donors.

Both share keen interest in local and area politics. Matti was the chair of City Council of Raahe in 1997-2000. Travelling and golfing are their hobbies and they are lifelong members of Golfing Rotarians Fellowship.