Minister for International Development
Sirpa Paatero

Sirpa Paatero

Minister for International Development and matters covered by the Government Ownership Steering Department in the Prime Minister’s Office, 26 September 2014 to present

Counsellor of Preventive Substance Abuse Work, Member of Parliament

Social Democratic Party

Date and place of birth: 9 September 1964, Karhula

Place of Residence: Kotka


Personal details




Secretary to the Minister

Ms Irina Ambrosin

Tel. +358 9 1605 6401


Contact details

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Katajanokanlaituri 3, Helsinki

Po Box 176
FI-00023 Government, Finland



Special Adviser (ownership steering)

Mr Paavali Kukkonen

Tel. +358 295 160 241


Special Adviser (ownership steering)

Mr Valtteri Aaltonen

Tel. +358 295 160 240


Special Adviser (international development)

Ms Sonja Kekkonen

Tel. +358 50 455 4680