Kimmo Mattila (b.1959) studied music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Master of Music degree, classical accordion. After the academic studies several executive tasks in musical organisations:
– President of the Finnish Accordion Association, actual number of members (in 2020) ca 3000 individuals and 60 local member associations.
– Editor-in-chief of the fi –magazine published by the Finnish Accordion Association.
– From 2009 until 2012 the vice president of the Finland Festivals network organisation. The CIA has actually 44 members (organisations only) in 40 countries (status 2021).
– Since 2014 member of the regional LAG of the EU Leader Funding program, where a vice president 2019-2020.
– Actual main fulltime job: the Director of the Finnish Accordion Institute for researching, publishing and promoting, located in Ikaalinen since 1986.
– Since 2006 The Secretary General of the International Confederation of Accordionists (CIA). The CIA is a member of the International Music Council and the European Music Council EM
– Languages: Finnish (native), Swedish, English, German