Jukka Jokilehto is a Finnish architect and urban planner. A graduate of Helsinki Polytechnic University in 1966, he joined ICCROM in 1972 as professor and coordinator of the program in architectural and urban conservation. After specialist studies at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of York in the United Kingdom in 1986. Deputy Director-General of ICCROM from 1995 until his retirement in 1998, he worked then for ICOMOS from 2000 to 2006 as an evaluator and presenter of World Heritage nominations. In recent years he has been involved in the development of conservation plans and management plans, such as the one in Bam, Iran, and has advised many countries (China, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Norway, etc.) in their preparation of World Heritage nominations. He is also an honorary professor at the University of York, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia, and special advisor to the Director-General of ICCROM.