Jyri Rantala appointed Deputy Director of Government Communications
On Thursday 27 January, the Government appointed Master of Social Sciences Jyri Rantala to serve as Deputy Director General of the Government Communications Department from 15 February 2022 to 7 October 2026.
Rantala comes to the Prime Minister’s Office from the Finnish Security Intelligence Service, where he has served as Head of Cabinet since June 2019. Prior to this, he served as Director of Communications at the Finnish Security Intelligence Service from 2014 to 2019 and as its acting Deputy Director General from May to July 2021. From 1993 to 2014, Rantala worked for the Finnish Broadcasting Company as a political TV news reporter, as a correspondent in Scandinavia and as a TV news reporter for domestic affairs.
The Deputy Director General acts as Deputy Director of Government Communications, assists the Director General of the department and participates in the coordination, development and management of tasks falling within the department’s mandate.
The Government Communications Department is responsible for the Government’s joint communications under the leadership of the Prime Minister and for the external communications of the Prime Minister’s Office. The department also harmonises the external communications of the ministries and central government and oversees the general development of central government communications.
Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +358 295 160 300 and Päivi Paasikoski, Director of Government Communications, tel. +358 295 160 136, Prime Minister’s Office