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 (update 20.4.2022):
Secretary General: Jenni Tapio, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (from 1.1.2022) / Maija Lönnqvist, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (up to 1.1.2022)
Jonna Lehtinen, Development Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (from 1.1.2022)
Heidi Pennanen, Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Tuija Ypyä, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Part-time members of the secretariat (update 20.4.2022):
Minna Bloigu, Chief Specialist, Ministry of the Interior (from 1.1.2022) 
Vesa Häyrinen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications (from 30.3.2022) / Janne Mänttäri, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications (up to 30.3.2022)
Kimmo Kanto, Head of Space, Business Finland 
Aino Koskinen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Transport and Communications (from 30.3.2022) / Tuuli Ojala, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Transport and Communications (up to 30.3.2022)
Stefan Lee, Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (from 1.1.2022)
Pentti Olin, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Defence
Jouni Pulliainen, Director, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Pekka Pussinen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom (from 30.3.2022)
Tero Vihavainen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom 
Krista Widerholm, Senior Officer, Ministry of Transport and Communications (from 30.3.2022)

In addition, there are six working groups for intersectoral preparation: 
Navigation Working Group: Chair Vesa Häyrinen, Ministry of Transport and Communications (from 30.3.2022) / Janne Mänttäri, Ministry of Transport and Communications (up to 30.3.2022), Vice Chair Tero Vihavainen
Earth Observation Working Group: Chair Vesa Häyrinen, Ministry of Transport and Communications (from 30.3.2022) / Tuuli Ojala, Ministry of Transport and Communications (up to 30.3.2022), Vice Chair Jouni Pulliainen
Security Working Group: Chair Pentti Olin, Ministry of Defence (from 1.1.2022) / Maija Lönnqvist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (up to 1.1.2022)
Vice-Chair Jenni Tapio, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (from 22.4.2022)
Space Situational Awareness Working Group: Jenni Tapio, Chair, Heidi Pennanen, Vice Chair
Science and Research Working Group: Chair Heidi Pennanen, Vice Chair Tuija Ypyä
Business Working Group: Chair Kimmo Kanto, Vice-Chair Tuija Ypyä (from 22.4.2022) / Maija Lönnqvist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (up to 22.4.2022)

Further information:

Jenni Tapio - jenni.tapio(at)gov.fi
Tuija Ypyä - tuija.ypya(at)gov.fi
Heidi Pennanen - heidi.pennanen(at)gov.fi