Juha Leppänen

Chief Executive


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Juha Leppänen serves as the Chief Executive of Demos Helsinki.


With a mission to build a fair, sustainable and joyful next era, Juha helps national and local governments, businesses and NGOs to anticipate and lead key transformations of our century. Juha has studied and written extensively on the need for 21st-century governance, focusing on democratic innovations, institutional imagination, and methodical experimentalism.


Key works include Finland’s framework for experimentalist policymaking and the Humble Governance model. He is consistently pushing for an ambitious agenda in governance of collective problems like the climate crisis, digital transformation, and the economy.