Composition of the Economic Council of Finland

In addition to the Prime Minister, the Economic Council has 11–21 members appointed by the Government. Some Council members are also members of the Government.

The Economic Council is appointed for the duration of a Government term, except for Government members, whose term on the Council is limited to the duration of their ministerial term.

Ms Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

Mr Matti Vanhanen, Minister of Finance


Ms Li Andersson, Minister of Education
Jarkko Eloranta, Chairman, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK)
Sture Fjäder, Chairman, AKAVA Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
Ms Tuula Haatainen, Minister of Employment
Anna-Maja Henriksson, Minister of Justice
Jyri Häkämies, Managing Director, Confederation of Finnish Industries, EK
Ms Minna Karhunen, CEO, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

Mr Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs
Mr Juha Marttila, Chairman, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Maria Ohisalo, Minister of the Interior
Mr Antti Palola, Chairman, Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK)
Ms Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health

Mr Mikael Pentikäinen, Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
Mr Olli Rehn, Director-General, Bank of Finland
Mr Juho Romakkaniemi, CEO, Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland
Ms Annika Saarikko, Minister of Science and Culture
Mr Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade
Ms Tytti Tuppurainen, Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering

Secretariat of the Economic Council

The Secretariat of the Economic Council assists the Economic Council in carrying out its duties. The Secretariat prepares meetings of the Economic Council. It also organises and, in part, produces reports and analyses for use by the Council. It maintains contacts with authorities, institutions and organisations involved in economic research and with the economic and social councils of other countries. In addition, the Secretariat monitors economic policy developments and performs other duties assigned to it by the Chairperson of the Economic Council. The Secretariat of the Economic Council operates from the Prime Minister’s Office. Administratively, the Council forms part of the Government Stratery Department.

Contact Details

Mr Pekka Sinko
Secretary General of the Economic Council
Prime Minister's Office
tel. +358 295 160 189
[email protected]

Mr Timopekka Hakola
Senior Specialist
Prime Minister's Office
tel. +358 295 160 572
[email protected]

Ms Iiris Koskela-Näsänen, Research Assistant
Prime Minister's Office
tel. +358 295 160 183
[email protected]