A native of Finland, Helena Maffli has lived in a variety of countries, including the United States, where she completed part of her studies. A pianist by training, she headed the Lausanne Conservatory for 13 years and served as President of the European Music School Union from 2011 to 2018.

Helena has also worked closely with institutions specializing in education and the role of music in teaching, both in Europe and around the world. Her detailed knowledge of this network and her expertise in music education are valuable assets for the Board.