Special advisers

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.

Marin’s Goverment Special advisers

Prime Minister Sanna Marin

Mr Henrik Haapajärvi,special adviser (Political Affairs, Secretary of the ministerial group of the Social Democratic Party)
tel. 050 339 2604

Mr Matti Niemi, special adviser (EU Affairs)
tel. +358 295 160 165

Ms Tuulia Pitkänen, special adviser (Parliamentary Affairs)
tel. +358 295 160 231

Mr Joonas Rahkola, special adviser (Economic Affairs)
tel. +358 295 160 998

Ms Pirita Ruokonen, special adviser (media relations)
tel. +358 295 160 091

Mr Lauri Voionmaa, special adviser (International Affairs)
tel. +358 295 160 306

Minister of Finance Matti Vanhanen

The information will be updated as soon as possible.

Minister for European Affairs and Ownership steering Tytti Tuppurainen

Ms Pilvi-Elina Kupias, special adviser
tel. +358 295 160 995

Ms Emilia Tervonen, special adviser (media relations)
tel.+358 50 552 0676

Mr Tino Aalto, special adviser (ownership steering)
tel. +358 259 160 916

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto

Mr Joel Linnainmäki, special adviser 
tel. +358 295 350 466

Mr Jeri Aalto, special adviser (media relations)
tel.  +358 295 350 514

Mr Otto Turtonen, special adviser 
tel.  +358 295 350 015

Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari

Ms Kirsi Airio, Special Adviser (Development policy)
Tel. +358 295 350 528

Ms Tiina Vainio, Special Adviser (Media relations & export)
Tel. +358 295 350 148

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson

Mr Otto Andersson, special adviser (Secretary of the ministerial group of the Swedish People’s Party)
tel.  +358 295 150 121

Ms Camilla Mäkinen, special adviser
tel. +358 295 150 119

Mr Lisa Palm, special adviser
tel. +358 295 150 069

Ms Hanna Seppä, Special adviser
tel.  +358 295 150 131

Mr Niklas Mannfolk Special adviser (media relations)
tel.  050 306 3990

Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

Ms Silja Borgarsdóttir Sandelin, special adviser
tel.  +358 295 150 116

Ms Anna Abrahamsson, special adviser
tel. +358 29 515 0029

Mr Anders Portin, special adviser 
tel.  +358 29 515 0280

Minister of Interior Maria Ohisalo

Mr Jarno Lappalainen (media relations)
tel. +358 400 536 973

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 (defense policy)
tel.  +358 295 140 433

Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero

Ms Minna Salminen, special adviser (local government, media relations)
Tel. +358 295 530 273

Mr Lauri Finér, special adviser (state administration, public procurements)
Tel. +358 295 530 283

Mr Valtteri Aaltonen,  special adviser (public sector ICT, Office for the Government as Employer)
Tel. +358 295 530 399

Minister of education Li Andersson

Mr Dan Koivulaakso, special adviser
Tel. +358 2953 3 0058

Ms Niina Jurva, special adviser (Early childhood education, primary and lower secondary education)
Tel. +358 295 330 132

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 Lauri Holappa, special adviser (Economic policy)
Tel.  +358 295 330 014

Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko

Ms Eeva Kärkkäinen, Special Adviser (Higher education policy, communications and press relations of the Minister of Science and Culture)
Tel. +358 40 149 2201

Ms Satu Mäki-Lassila, Special Adviser (Church and cultural affairs, relations with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Tel. +358 50 505 9537

Ms Silja Silvasti, Special Adviser (Youth and sport policy)
Tel. +358 50 330 062

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 Timo Harakka

Mr Ilkka Hamunen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 342 058

Ms Johanna Juselius, Special Adviser
Tel. 0295 342 141 

Mr Matti Sadeniemi, Special Adviser 
Tel. + 358 40 586 7234

Minister of employment Tuula Haatainen

Ms Jenni Karjalainen special adviser
tel.  +358 2950 47224

Mr Timo Nevaranta special adviser
tel.  +358 295 047 232

Ms Piia Rekilä special adviser
tel.  +358 2950 64115

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä

Mr Antti Siika-aho, special adviser 
tel.  +358 295 047 228

Ms Jenny Hasu, special adviser 
tel.  +358 295 047 213

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 Services Krista Kiuru

Ms Laura Lindeberg, special adviser (the affairs of the Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Services as well as matters related to the health and social services reform, services for older people and an amendment of the Act on Care Services for Older Persons)
tel.  +358 295 163 109

Mr Timo Lehtinen, special adviser (communications and media relations, affairs of the Ministerial Working Group on Child and Youth Policy and matters related to intoxicant abuse, gambling-related harms and mental health)
tel.  +358 295 163 387

Mr Sampo Varjonen, special adviser (Minister Kiuru’s affairs in the Ministerial Working Group on Promoting Employment, for matters related to the social security reform for the part of the Minister, as well as for matters related to social assistance)
tel.  +358 295 163 603

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