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Petri Peltonen to continue as Under-Secretary of State

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
3.12.2020 13.30
Press release
Kuva Petri Peltonen

Petri Peltonen, Licentiate of Science (Technology), will continue as Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment between 1 February 2021 and 31 January 2026. The Government decided on the appointment on 3 December 2020.

The Under-Secretary of State assists the Permanent Secretary in managing and coordinating strategically important policies, the steering of activities and operational models in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and its administrative branch.

The Under-Secretary of State assists the Permanent Secretary in the preparation and management of large-scale special projects, particularly those related to industrial policy, and assists the Permanent Secretary in creating international cooperation networks and promoting investment projects. The Under-Secretary of State will serve as the first deputy of Permanent Secretary Raimo Luoma.

Peltonen has served as Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment since 2016. Prior to that, he worked as Director General at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and its predecessor, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, since 2007. Before his career in the ministry, he held various positions at TEKES for 10 years. He also has experience in product development in the private sector and in international development of space technology in the European Space Agency (ESA).

Eleven applications were received for the position.

Inquiries:
Raimo Luoma, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, +358 29 5047 244
Krista Turunen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, +358 29 5047 178

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