Mr Kari Wihlman to be Director-General of the new Transport Safety Agency

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 22.12.2009 12.07
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Mr Kari Wihlman has been appointed Director-General of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency with effect from 1 January 2010. Appointment to the post of Director-General is for a period of five years ending on 31 December 2014.

Mr Wihlman is a Master of Laws, trained on the bench. He became Director-General of the Finnish Vehicle Administration in 2008.

The Transport Safety Agency will be responsible for the safety operations of the Vehicle Administration, Civil Aviation Authority, Rail Agency and Maritime Administration.

The Transport Safety Agency will be an administration and safety authority responsible for transport system regulation and supervision tasks. Its duties will be to promote transport safety and sustainable development of the transport system and to provide public services in transport.