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. 

Special Advisers of Prime Minister Rinne's Government

Prime Minister Antti Rinne

Mr Matti Hirvola, Special Adviser (Secretary of the ministerial group of the Social Democratic Party)
Tel. +358 295 160 984

Ms Pilvi-Elina Kupias, Special Adviser (EU Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 995

Ms Tuulia Pitkänen, Special Adviser (Parliamentary Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 161 231

Mr Dimitri Qvintus, Special Adviser (Media relations)
Tel. +358 295 161 073

Mr Joonas Rahkola, Special Adviser (Economic Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 998

Mr Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 306

Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni

Mr Kari Jääskeläinen, Special Adviser (employment and enterprise policy, minister's communications and media relations, Ministerial Working Group on Promoting Employment, Centre Party affairs)
Tel. +358 44 058 1030

Ms Jenny Hasu, Special Adviser (Regional development)
Tel. +358 40 658 3510

Mr Arttu Karila, Special Adviser (Energy and climate)
Tel. +358 50 341 6615

Ms Eeva KärkkäinenSpecial Adviser (Communications of the ministerial group of the Centre Party)
Tel. 

Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen

Mr Matti Niemi, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 45 679 1717

Mr Antton Rönnholm, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 40 506 7676

Ms Emilia Tervonen, Special Adviser (Media relations)
Tel. +358 50 552 0676

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto

Mr Joel Linnainmäki, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 295 350 466

Mr Jeri AaltoSpecial Adviser 
Tel. +358 50 472 0725

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari

Mr Tino Aalto, Special Adviser (External economic relations) 
Tel. +358 50 436 9188

Ms Kirsi AirioSpecial Adviser (Development policy)
Tel. +358 50 574 1729

Ms Tiina VainioSpecial Adviser (Media relations)
Tel. +358 50 524 6559

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson

Mr Otto AnderssonSpecial Adviser (Secretary of the ministerial group of the Swedish People’s Party)
Tel. +358 295 150 121

Ms Camilla MäkinenSpecial Adviser 
Tel. +358 0295 150 119

Ms Lisa PalmSpecial Adviser 
Tel. +358 0295 150 069

Ms Hanna SeppäSpecial Adviser 
Tel. +358 0295 150 131

Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

Ms Silja Borgarsdóttir Sandelin, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 295 150 116

Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo

Mr Jarno Lappalainen, Special Adviser (Communications and Mediarelations)
p. 0400 536 973

Mr Ville Hulkkonen, Special Adviser (Secretary of the ministerial group of the Green Party)
Tel. +358 44 077 7226

Mr Sami Kerman, Special Adviser (Internal security)
Tel. +358 50 477 8348

Mr Jussi Pyykkönen, Special Adviser (Economic Affairs)
Tel. +358 50 477 8354

Ms Emilia Laaksonen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs, migration, asylum policy, intelligence)
Tel. +358 50 574 1356

Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen

Ms Terhi Haapaniemi, Special Adviser (Media relations)
Tel. +358 295 140 018

Mr Jirka Hakala, Special Adviser (Domestic policy)
Tel. +358 295 140 005

Mr Janne Torvinen, Special Adviser (Defence policy)
Tel. +358 295 140 433

Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä

Mr Jukka Ihanus, Special Adviser (Secretary of the ministerial  group of the Centre Party)
Tel. +358 295 530 422

Ms Ann-Mari Kemell, Special Adviser (Taxation)
Tel. +358 295 530 330

Mr Markus Lahtinen, Special Adviser (Economic Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 530 417

Ms Niina Nurkkala, Special Adviser (EU and International Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 530 394 

Minister of Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero

Mr Lauri Finér, Special Adviser (Matters handled at the Ministry of Finance)
Tel. +358 295 530 283

Mr Paavali Kukkonen, Special Adviser (Ownership steering, public sector ICT and media relations)
Tel. +358 295 160 214

Ms Minna Salminen, Special Adviser (Municipal and regional administration)
Tel. +358 295 530 273

Minister of Education Li Andersson

Mr Dan Koivulaakso,Special Adviser
Tel. 0295 330 332

Mr Mika Parkkari, Special Adviser (Early childhood education, primary and lower secondary education)
Tel. +358 295 330 320

Ms Anna Mäkipää, Special Adviser (General upper secondary and vocational education and training)
Tel. +358 295 330 013

Mr Touko Sipiläinen, Special Adviser (Communications of the Minister of Education and the ministerial group of the Left Alliance)
Tel. +358 295 330 143

Mr Henri Purje, Special Adviser (Economic policy)
Tel. +358 295 330 017

Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen

Ms Satu Mäki-Lassila, Special Adviser (Culture, church affairs)

Tel. +358 295 330 103 

Ms Silja Silvasti, Special Adviser (Youth, sports, financial aid for students)
Tel. +358 295 330 062 

Mr Markus Ylimaa, Special Adviser (Higher education, science)
Tel. +358 295 330 026 

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä

Mr Teppo Säkkinen, Special Adviser (Natural resources)
Tel. +358 50 516 2868

Ms Satu Haapaniemi, Special Adviser (Agriculture and foodstuffs)
Tel. +358 50 400 5193

Ms Annukka Kimmo, Special Adviser (Interest groups, media relations)
Tel. +358 50 478 0226

Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin

Mr Ilkka Hamunen, Special Adviser (Transport)
Tel. +358 50 478 1027

Mr Henrik Haapajärvi, Special Adviser (Communications)
Tel. +358 50 339 2604

Ms Pirita Ruokonen, Special Adviser (Media relations)
Tel. +358 50 911 3099

Minister of Employment Timo Harakka

Ms Jenni Karjalainen, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 40 751 5496

Mr Ville Kopra, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 40 826 1358

Ms Piia Rekilä, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 50 396 3574

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen

Mr Juho Orjala, Special Adviser (social security reform, unemployment security, housing allowance, health insurance, occupational safety and health, work ability and wellbeing at work)
Tel. +358 295 163 424

Ms Hanna Hänninen, Special Adviser (pharmaceutical services, family benefits, Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations STEA, and Veikkaus proceeds)
Tel. +358 295 163 508

Mr Jiri Sironen, Special Adviser (international and EU affairs, pension security and private insurance, and communications)
Tel. +358 295 163 410

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Service Krista Kiuru

Ms Laura Lindeberg, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 295 163 534

Mr Timo Lehtinen, Special Adviser 
Tel. 

Mr Sampo Varjonen, Special Adviser 
Tel.

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen

Ms Riikka Yliluoma, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 295 250 091

Mr Antti Heikkinen, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 295 250 231

Mr Timo Juurikkala, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 295 250 109