Senior public officials in the Ministry of Finance

The Ministry’s most senior public official is Permanent Secretary Martti Hetemäki. He is assisted by Permanent Under-Secretary for International and Financial Market Affairs Tuomas Saarenheimo, Permanent Under-Secretary for Governance Policy Tuomas Pöysti and Economic Policy Coordinator Sami Yläoutinen.

Performance guidance for the agencies and public bodies within the administrative domain of the Financial Markets Department is managed by the Permanent Under-Secretary for International and Financial Market Affairs.  The Permanent Under-Secretary for Governance Policy manages performance guidance for the agencies and public bodies within the administrative domains of the Personnel and Governance Policy Department, the Department for Local Government and Regional Administration and the Public Sector ICT Department, and the preparation of matters concerning Senate Properties. The Director of Administrative Governance and Development manages performance guidance for the other agencies and public bodies within the Ministry’s administrative branch, as well as the ownership steering of enterprises within the administrative branch. The preparation of matters concerning extra-budgetary funds is managed by the Permanent Secretary.

Each department is led by a Director General.

Management groups:

Coordinating Management Group

The Coordinating Management Group supports the work of the Permanent Secretary in directing the Ministry and in providing strategic direction and guidance within the Ministry’s administrative branch. The Coordinating Management Group also forwards matters connected with more than one department or sphere of coordination for consideration by the Senior Public Officials Management Group or other coordination and working groups. The members of the Coordinating Management Group include the Permanent Under-Secretaries, the Director of Administrative Governance and Development, the Economic Policy Coordinator and the Director of Media and Communications.

Economic Policy Coordination Group

The Economic Policy Coordination Group coordinates the preparation of economic policy matters within the purview of the Economics Department, the Budget Department and the Tax Department, matters related to budgetary stability control instruments within the purview of the Department for Local Government and Regional Administration, and economic policy matters within the purview of the Financial Markets Department. The Economic Policy Coordination Group is chaired by Permanent Secretary Martti Hetemäki, and the vice-chair is Economic Policy Coordinator Sami Yläoutinen.

Governance Policy Coordination Group

The Governance Policy Coordination Group coordinates the preparation of governance policy matters within the purview of the Personnel and Governance Policy Department, the Department for Local Government and Regional Administration and the Public Sector ICT Department. Permanent Secretary Martti Hetemäki chairs the Governance Policy Coordination Group.

International and Financial Market Affairs Coordination Group

The task of the International and Financial Market Affairs Coordination Group is to guide and coordinate the preparation of matters concerning international and financial market affairs within the purview of the Financial Markets Department, the Secretariat for EU Affairs and the International Financial Affairs Unit, matters dealt with by the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee, and matters related to the EU’s own resources, multiannual financial framework and annual budget that are within the purview of the Ministry’s Budget Department. The chair of the International and Financial Market Affairs Coordination Group is Permanent Under-Secretary Tuomas Saarenheimo.

Senior Public Officials Management Group

The Senior Public Officials Management Group handles and coordinates common operating practices important for the Ministry's activities as well as the Ministry's management and internal governance.  The members of the Management Group are the Permanent Secretary (chair), the Permanent Under-Secretaries, the Director Generals, the Director of Administrative Governance and Development, the Director of Media and Communications and any heads of other units or senior public officials that may be designated by the Permanent Secretary.

Administrative Branch Performance Guidance Group

The Administrative Branch Performance Guidance Group handles matters related to the direction and guidance of the administrative branch of the Ministry of Finance as well as matters concerning strategic issues of administrative branch agencies (incl. the administrative branch's budget proposal, strategy document, financial statements and related documents).  The Administrative Branch Performance Guidance Group is led by Information Director Irja Peltonen.