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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

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

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

Ms Jani Raappana, Special Adviser (International Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 306

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

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

Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini

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

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

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen

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

Mr Tuomas Rautanen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 325 8827

Minister of Justice Antti Häkkänen

Mr Lauri Koskentausta, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 150 131

Mr Tapani Mäkinen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 160 209

Minister of the Interior Paula Risikko

Ms Pirre Seppänen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 40 705 0123

Ms Tiina Rytilä, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 40 566 6649

Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö

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

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

Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo

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

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

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

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

Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen

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

Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

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

Mr Matias Marttinen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 330 132

Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho

Mr Toni Ahva, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 330 340

Mr Otto Juote , Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 160 231

Mr Toni Kokko , Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 330 113

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä

MrJukka-Pekka Kataja, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 341 9934

Mr Risto Lahti, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 565 0424

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner

No Special Advisers

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä

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

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

Mr Jukka Ihanus, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 463 9929

Minister of Employment Jari Lindström

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

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pirkko Mattila

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

Mr Kari Synberg, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 163 106

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Service Annika Saarikko

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

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

Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen

Ms Taru Savolainen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 40 535 8622

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

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