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42 applied for Business Finland’s Director General position

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
18.1.2019 14.00
Press release

A total of 42 persons applied for the post of Business Finland’s Director General by the end of the application round. The selected person will be appointed for a fixed term of five years. The new Director General’s term starts on 1 September 2019. The Director General will be appointed by the Government on the proposal of Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs.

The present Director General of Business Finland, Pekka Soini, will continue in his position until the end of his term, but has informed that he will not be available for the next term.

The applicants for the position of Business Finland’s Director General were:

  • Jalo Aminoff
  • Markku Ellilä
  • Sauli Eloranta
  • Jens Hasselblatt
  • Kirsi Hautala
  • Jaakko Helenius
  • Riikka Heikinheimo
  • Jari Hämäläinen
  • Simo Karetie
  • Petri Keronen
  • Tatu Koljonen
  • Leena Kunttu
  • Risto Kurki-Suonio
  • Hannu Lepomäki
  • Mika Maliranta
  • Jari Nevalainen
  • Mari Pantsar
  • Pasi Pasivirta
  • Juhani Pitkäkoski
  • Jukka Salo
  • Pia Santavirta
  • Juha Savela
  • Sissi Silván
  • Pekka Sivonen
  • Pauli Tarna
  • Marjukka Turunen
  • Anu Vauhkonen
  • Tero Vauraste
  • Petri Vihervuori
  • Risto Vuohelainen
  • Timo Vuori

11 candidates did not want their names published.

Business Finland is an innovation funding centre and a government agency operating in the administrative sector of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The objective of the funding centre and the company it manages, Business Finland Oy, is to drive the reinvention and development of the business sector through technology and innovation; to promote international networking and to improve the quality of working life.

Heidi Nummela, Director of Human Resources and Administration, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, tel. +358 29 504 7988
Ilona Lundström, Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7186

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