Matti Hirvola appointed Director of Communications at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Matti Hirvola has been appointed Director of Communications at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment for a term of five years starting on 15 February 2022. The Government decided on the appointment on 27 January 2022.
Hirvola has held several communications management and coordination positions in a number of organisations. He has worked as Special Adviser to several ministers, ministerial groups and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, focusing on communications and media relations.
Hirvola has work experience from four different ministries (Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and Ministry of Education and Culture).
He has also worked as chief specialist at a communications and consulting company, managed media projects at the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK and served as Head of Communications for a party organisation.
In addition to his experience in communications, Hirvola has served as Secretary General of the Industrial Employees TP and as a labour market project researcher at the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation.
He holds the degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Social Sciences.
Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 506 3662
Heidi Nummela, Director of Human Resources and Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7988