Advisory Board on Pension Insurance

The Advisory Board on Pension Insurance has the following duties:

  • monitor development in pension insurance
  • promote understanding and cooperation between parties involved in the planning and development of legislation on national pensions
  • make proposals to Kela’s Board and issue statements on issues related to pension insurance.

Kela’s Board nominates the Advisory Board for a period of three years. The current term of office is 1 January 2017–31 December 2019.

Chair
Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma, Director, Kela

Deputy chair and member
Anne Neimala, Director of Benefits, Kela

Secretary
Raija-Liisa Foudila, Coordinator, Kela

Members Substitute
Hanna Tossavainen, Senior Officer, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Pirjo Moilanen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Marja Isomäki, Senior Adviser for Legislative Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Jouko Narikka, Budget Counsellor, Ministry of Finance
Mikko Kautto, Director, Finnish Centre for Pensions Susan Kuivalainen, Head of Department, Finnish Centre for Pensions
Antti Tanskanen, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries

Vesa Rantahalvari, Chief Policy Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries

Harri Hellstén, Head of Labour Market Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises Albert Mäkelä, Legal Counsel, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
Sinikka Näätsaari, Director, Central Organisation of Finnish Industries Pirjo Väänänen, Head of Social Affairs, Central Organisation of Finnish Industries
Samppa Koskela, Lawyer, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK Riitta Työläjärvi, Senior Adviser, Social and Health Policy, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK

Katri Ojala, Senior Specialist, Akava – Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland

Pekka Piispanen, Director, Akava – Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
Marja Tallavaara, Specialist, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) Maire Lumiaho, Lawyer, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)

Timo Kokko, Executive Director, Central Association of Finnish Pensioners (EKL)

Tarja Pajunen, Expert in Social Policy, Central Association of Finnish Pensioners (EKL)

Päivi Kyyrö, Executive Director, Union of the Christian Pensioners Leea Hiltunen, Chair, Union of the Christian Pensioners
Matti Niiranen, Executive Director, National Seniors’ Union in Finland Pia Nyman, Organization Secretary, National Seniors’ Union in Finland
Anssi Kemppi, Executive Director, Finnish Pensioner's Federation Eeva Kuuskoski, Chair, Finnish Pensioner's Federation
Jan Koskimies, Executive Director, Pensioners Tuomas Talvila, Communications Officer, Pensioners
Berit Dahlin, Executive Director, Svenska pensionärsförbundet rf

Markus West, Editor-in-Chief, Svenska pensionärsförbundet rf

Marja-Leena Seppälä, Legal Counsel, Kela

Regina Ollila, head of the Centre of Expertise, Kela