Libera is an independent and politically unaffiliated think tank that supports and advances individual liberty, free enterprise, free markets and a free society.
For us, freedom means the absence of compulsion and is closely linked to responsibility. We publish a variety of materials both online and in print, conduct research and organise public events, such as debates on current topics and a Summer Academy for students, but above all we want to instigate open discussion on issues related to freedom. We want to offer an arena of thought and action for everyone who is interested in a society where freedom and responsibility meet. Most of our publications are in Finnish.
Libera is an operational, non-profit foundation. Our funding is entirely private. Our donors consist of private individuals and private foundations. Libera does not accept public funding or do consultancy work. A significant part of Libera’s work is carried out on a voluntary basis. Libera was founded in 2011 by Gustav von Hertzen and Petri Kajander.
Chair of the board
Kim Väisänen is an award winning entrepreneur and a start-up investor. He has been founding several businesses in Finland and abroad. He is also a columnist on a national tax payers’ associations publication and he’s an author of three different nonfiction books.
Member of the board
Niko Derome is one of Supercell Co-Founders. He has worked in the Games Industry for over 20 years. He has the ability to vision complex systems in his head and modify them in innovative ways before the actual implementation. He was a key figure in the design of succesfull app based games such as Clash of Clans and Clash Royale and has created the server architecture which is used by Supercell to run the games for its hundreds of millions of players.
Entrepreneur Kristina Pentti was the CEO of Libera Foundation in 2013-2015. Before her post in Libera she worked with several organisations executing fundraising. She is a member of the board of YIT plc and of different foundations.
Member of the board
Laura tarkka is the CEO of consumer electronics retailer Gigantti. Prior to the current position she accelerated and grew Kämp Collection Hotels into leading lifestyle hotel chain in Finland. Before stepping into the brand-oriented businesses she worked as an investment banker. Tarkka is member of several board of directors.