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Senior Financial Adviser Kimmo Viertola to serve as Director General of the Ownership Steering Department

Government Communications Department 4.10.2018 13.21 | Published in English on 5.10.2018 at 9.47
Press release 454/2018

On Thursday, 4 October, the Government appointed Senior Financial Adviser Kimmo Viertola to the post of Director General of the Ownership Steering Department at the Prime Minister’s Office as of 15 October 2018. The post has a fixed term of five years.

Viertola holds the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. He has served as a senior financial adviser at the Ownership Steering Department since the beginning of 2018. Before that he worked, for instance, as a team leader and a member of the Management Team at Finnish Industry Investment Ltd and at Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance. Viertola has long experience of working on boards of directors and of investment activities, corporate restructuring and corporate development.

The Ownership Steering Department is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the state’s general ownership policy and ownership steering, the ownership steering of state-owned companies under ministries, the harmonisation of ownership steering practices applied by the various ministries, and coordination of inter-ministerial cooperation.

Inquiries: Permanent State Under-Secretary Timo Lankinen, tel. +358 295 160 300, Prime Minister’s Office