Pensions Forum

The Pensions Forum is a liaison and expert body that carries out substantive and strategic development work on pension issues.

Its responsibilities include:

  • supporting the development of legislation and services in the context of the pension schemes administered by Kela
  • fostering consensus and cooperation among the entities involved in the legislative development impacting the pension schemes administered by Kela
  • laying out proposals to the Kela Board and providing statements concerning issues relating to pension insurance
  • monitoring developments and research in pension insurance

The current term of the Forum runs from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023.

Chairperson
Heli Hänninen, Kela

Deputy chairperson
Heidi Heikura, Kela

Secretary
Kaisa Seppänen,  Kela

Members

  • Member: Pirjo Moilanen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
    Deputy member: Jaana Rissanen, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Member:  Outi Luoma-Aho, Budget Councellor, Ministry of Finance
    Deputy member: Ulla Hämäläinen, Financial Councellor, Ministry of Finance
  • Member: Allan Paldanius, Director, Finnish Centre for Pensions
    Deputy member: Minka Hauta-aho, Legal Councel, Finnish Centre for Pensions
  • Member: Sinikka Näätsaari, Head of Pension Policy, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
    Deputy member: Tuuli Glantz, Social Policy Advisor, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
  • Member: Samppa Koskela, Lawyer, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
    Deputy member: Ida Nummelin, Senior Advisor, Social and Health Policy, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
  • Member: Katri Ojala, Senior Advisor, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
    Deputy member: Anu Tuovinen, Senior Advisor, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
  • Member: Timo Sipilä, Director, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
    Deputy member: Kati Partanen, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
  • Member: Antti Tanskanen, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
    Deputy member: Vesa Rantahalvari, Chief Policy Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
  • Member: Harri Hellstén, Head of Labour Market Affairs , Federation of Finnish Enterprises
    Deputy member: Albert Mäkelä, Legal Counce, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
  • Member: Anssi Kemppi, Executive Director, Finnish Pensioners’ Federation
    Deputy member: Berit Dahlin, Executive Director, Svenska pensionärsförbundet rf
  • Member: Jan Koskimies, Executive Director, Pensioners Association
    Deputy member: Päivi Kyyrö, Executive Director, Union of the Christian Pensioners
  • Member: Janne Pelkonen, Manager, Public Advocacy, Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
    Deputy member: -
  • Member: Karoliina Koskenvuo, Research Manager, Kela
    Deputy member: Jenni Blomgren, System Desing Specialist, Kela