State Secretaries to the Ministers

A State Secretary assists a minister in matters relating to political steering and preparatory work. In line with the minister's instructions, he/she also assists and represents the minister in drafting political guidelines, handling inter-ministerial co-ordination and harmonising policy positions.

 

The term of a State Secretary, who must enjoy the confidence of the minister in question, is linked to that of the minister. During the talks on the formation of each new Government, the appointment of, and new requirement for, State Secretaries is assessed.

 


Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen

 

State Secretary Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen

Tel. +358 295 160 280

 

Prime Minister's Office

PO Box 23, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@vnk.fi

 


Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen

 

State Secretary Mr Andrei Nahkala

Tel. +358 295 418 807

 

Ministry of the Interior

PO Box 26, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@intermin.fi

 


Minister of Defence Carl Haglund

 

State Secretary Mr Marcus Rantala

Tel. +358 295 140 107

 

Ministry of Defence

PO Box 31, FI-00131 Helsinki, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@defmin.fi

 


Minister of Finance Jutta Urpilainen

 

State Secretary Ms Tuire Santamäki-Vuori

Tel. +358 295 530 133

 

Ministry of Finance

PO Box 28, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@vm.fi

 


Minister of Education and Communications Krista Kiuru

 

State Secretary Ms Pilvi Torsti

Tel. +358 295 330 168

 

Ministry of Education and Culture

PO Box 29, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@minedu.fi

 


 

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Koskinen

 

State Secretary Mr Risto Artjoki

Tel. +358 295 162 254

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

PO Box 30, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@mmm.fi

 


Minister of Transport and Local Government Henna Virkkunen

 

State Secretary Ms Sari Raassina

Tel. +358 295 530 353

 

Ministry of Finance

PO Box 28, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@vm.fi

 


Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori

 

State Secretary Ms Marja Rislakki

Tel. +358 295 062 662

 

Ministry of Employment and the Economy

PO Box 32, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@tem.fi

 


Minister of Labour Lauri Ihalainen

 

State Secretary Mr Timo Korpijärvi

Tel. +358 295 048 014

 

Ministry of Employment and the Economy

PO Box 32, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@tem.fi

 


Minister of Social Affairs and Health Paula Risikko

 

State Secretary Ms Pia Pohja

Tel. +358 295 163 106

 

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

PO Box 33, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@stm.fi

 


Minister of Health and Social Services Susanna Huovinen

 

State Secretary Ms Ulla-Maija Rajakangas

Tel. +358 295 163 109

 

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

PO Box 33, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@stm.fi

 


Minister of the Environment Ville Niinistö

 

State Secretary Ms Katariina Poskiparta

Tel. +358 916 039 306

 

Ministry of the Environment

PO Box 35, FI-00023 Government, Finland

E-mail: forename.surname@ymparisto.fi