The Finnish Space Committee Secretariat

The Finnish Space Committee has a secretariat appointed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The secretariat serves as the Committee’s secretary, coordinates Finland’s representation in international bodies (including ESA and EU), is responsible for national legislation and participation in the development of international regulation, and is in charge of communications regarding the Finnish space industry and policy. 

Full-time secretariat:
Secretary General: Tuija Ypyä, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Jonna Lehtinen, Development Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 
Heidi Pennanen, Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Part-time members of the secretariat:
Minna Bloigu, Chief Specialist, Ministry of the Interior 
Vesa Häyrinen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications 
Kimmo Kanto, Head of Space, Business Finland 
Sofia Lindbäck, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Jouni Pulliainen, Director, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Pekka Pussinen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom 
Tero Vihavainen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom 
Krista Widerholm, Senior Officer, Ministry of Transport and Communications 

In addition, there are seven working groups for intersectoral preparation: 
Navigation Working Group: Chair Vesa Häyrinen/Ministry of Transport and Communications, Vice Chair Tero Vihavainen/Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Earth Observation Working Group: Chair Vesa Häyrinen/Ministry of Transport and Communications, Vice Chair Jouni Pulliainen/Finnish Meteorological Institute
Space Defence and Security Working Group: Vice-Chair Jonna Lehtinen/Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 
Space Traffic Management Working Group: Chair Heidi Pennanen/Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Vice Chair Kirsti Kauristie/Finnish Meteorological Institute 
Science and Research Working Group: Chair Heidi Pennanen/Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment , Vice Chair Tuija Ypyä/Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 
Business Working Group: Chair Kimmo Kanto/Business Finland, Vice-Chair Tuija Ypyä/Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment  
Communications Working Group: Chair Sofia Lindbäck/Ministry of Transport and Communications, Vice-Chair Pekka Pussinen, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

Further information:

Tuija Ypyä - tuija.ypya(at)gov.fi
Heidi Pennanen - heidi.pennanen(at)gov.fi