Timo Jaatinen appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
On 26 October 2023, the Government appointed Timo Jaatinen, Master of Social Sciences, as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment for the period of 6 November 2023–5 November 2028.
Timo Jaatinen has served as State Secretary to the Minister of Employment and the Minister of the Climate and the Environment since the end of June 2023. Prior to that, he had a long career in leadership positions in various lobbying organisations: more than ten years as CEO of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation, the Finnish Port Federation and the Federation for the Brewery and Soft Drinks Industry. In addition, Jaatinen has served as Special Adviser to the Minister in three different ministries.
The post of Permanent Secretary is filled for a maximum term of five years at a time. A total of 23 applications were received for the post.
The Permanent Secretary is the most senior official of the Ministry who manages, develops and supervises the activities of the Ministry and its administrative branch. In addition, the Permanent Secretary coordinates the activities of the Ministry and its administrative branch with those of other ministries and their administrative branches.
Heidi Nummela, Director of Human Resources and Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 047 988