Directors at the Ministry of Transport and Communications for the three-year period starting in February 2022
New Unit Directors, the Director of Strategic Affairs and the Director of Legal Affairs will take up their duties on 1 February 2022. At the same time, the Ministry's reformed organisation will come into force.
The new organisational structure will support the strategic development of the Ministry's activities. The most significant changes concern the Ministerial Governance Department: the new Unit for Impact Assessment and Development will provide support for legislative drafting, development of high-quality knowledge-base, and research, development and innovation activities. The focus of the Human Resources Development Unit will be on workplace training. As the importance of preparedness and contingency planning has increased within the entire administrative branch, those duties will be reorganised under a new unit.
The Strategic Function, which is to be established under the direct leadership of the Permanent Secretary, will be responsible for long-term forecasts and planning of transport and communications policy and for the Ministry's foresight work.
The Unit Directors, the Director of Strategic Affairs and the Director of Legal Affairs will be appointed for a period of three years. Officials employed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications are eligible for the appointments.
The appointed Directors are as follows:
Ministerial Governance Department
Finance and Administration Unit:
Mikko Nygård, Director of Finance and Administration
Human Resources Development Unit:
Tiina Kaunisto, Director of Human Resources Development
Miikka Rainiala, Director of Unit
Impact Assessment and Development Unit:
Niko-Matti Ronikonmäki, Director of Unit
Preparedness and Contingency Planning Unit:
Mika Vuorinen, Director of Preparedness and Contingency Planning
Emil Asp, Director of Unit
Commercial Transport and Qualifications Unit:
Pyry Takala, Director of Unit
Consumer Services Unit:
Sini Wirén, Director of Unit
Data Business Unit:
Maria Rautavirta, Director of Unit
Safety and Security Unit:
Maija Ahokas, Director of Unit
Saara Reinimäki, Director of Unit
Timo Kievari, Director of Unit
Networks Regulation Unit:
Kaisa Laitinen, Director of Unit
Data Business Unit:
Päivi Antikainen, Director of Unit
International Affairs Unit: Silja Pasanen, Director of International Affairs
Director of Legal Affairs: Kimmo Kiiski (Impact Assessment and Development Unit)
Director of Strategic Affairs: Anna Similä (Strategic Function)
In addition, Taina Pieski has been invited to take up director's duties for a fixed term of two years at the Data Department. She will work under the direct leadership of the Department's Director General. The aim of the task is strategic influence in order to boost Finland's technological profile in cooperation with stakeholders and other administrative branches.
Minna Kivimäki, Permanent Secretary
Requests for interviews: Communications Director Susanna Niinivaara, tel. +358 40 081 6187, [email protected]