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Special Advisers to the Ministers

Special advisers serve as political assistants to ministers. The prime minister and other ministers elected as party leaders have more than one adviser. Ministerial groups can also appoint special advisers. The term of a special adviser is linked to that of the minister.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä

Special Adviser Ms Riina Nevamäki
Tel. +358 9 1602 2009

Special Adviser Mr Markus Lahtinen (Economic Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 404

Special Adviser Ms Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen (International Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 306

Special Adviser Ms Janika Tikkala (Parliamentary Affairs) 
Tel. +358 295 160 403

Special Adviser Ms Riikka Pakarinen (EU Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 208

Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini

Special Adviser Ms Raili Lahnalampi (Chief of Office)
Tel. +358 50 550 7546 

Special Adviser Ms Riikka Taivassalo (Press Relations)
Tel. +358 46 923 4581

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen

Special Adviser Mr Pasi Rajala (Press Relations)
Tel. +358 400 464 393

Special Adviser Mr Henrik Vuornos (1.1.-28.2.2017)
Tel. +358 44 253 4444

Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström

Ministry of Justice:

Special Adviser Ms Leena Riekkola
Tel. +358 46 922 9593 

Special Adviser Mr Arto Järvinen
Tel. +358 295 160 499

Ministry of Employment and the Economy:

Special Adviser Mr Juha Halttunen
​Tel. +358 295 060 066

Special Adviser Mr Sakari Puisto
​Tel. +358 295 048 150

Minister of the Interior Paula Risikko

Special Adviser Ms Emma Hannonen
Tel. +358 295 418 806

Special Adviser Mr Juuso Rönnholm
Tel. +358 295 418 807

Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö

Special Adviser Mr Petteri Leino
Tel. +358 295 140 104 

Special Adviser Mr Juha Martelius
Tel. +358 40 515 2637

Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo

Special Adviser Mr Anssi Kujala (Secretary to Ministers) 
​Tel. +358 400 567 925

Special Adviser Mr Mikko Kortelainen
Tel. +358 50 301 8334

Special Adviser Mr Ville Valkonen 
Tel. +358 44 567 2201

Special Adviser Ms Elisa Tarkiainen
Tel. +358 400 774 789

Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen

Special Adviser Mr Sami Miettinen
Tel. +358 295 530 057

Special Adviser Mr Tuomas Vanhanen
Tel. +358 295 530 216

Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

Special Adviser Mr Heikki Kuutti Uusitalo
Tel. +358 295 330 164

Special Adviser Mr Matias Marttinen (press relations)
Tel. +358 295 330 132

Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen

Special Adviser Mr Jukka-Pekka Kataja
Tel. +358 50 341 9934

Special Adviser Mr Jyrki Peisa
Tel. +358 50 364 0836

Special Adviser Ms Tea Usvasuo 
Tel. +358 46 922 8946

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner

No Special Advisers 

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä

Special Adviser Mr Markku Rajala
Tel. +358 295 047 480

Special Adviser Mr Hannu Väänänen
Tel. +358 295 060 180

Special Adviser Ms Jannika Ranta
Tel. +358 295 047 165

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pirkko Mattila

Special Adviser Ms Niina Perälä
Tel. +358 295 163 107

Special Adviser Ms Tiina Ullvén-Putkonen
Tel. +358 295 163 106

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Service Juha Rehula

Special Adviser Ms Hanna-Maija Kause
Tel. +358 295 163 109

Special Adviser Ms Riikka Pirkkalainen
Tel. +358 295 163 110