Advisory Board on Unemployment Security

The Advisory Board has the following duties:

  • handle issues related to the implementation of unemployment benefits
  • promote cooperation between the parties that participate in the implementation of the unemployment security scheme
  • monitor the implementation of issues related to basic unemployment benefits
  • make suggestions and initiatives for the development of unemployment security
  • issue statements to Kela regarding issues related to basic unemployment benefits.

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

Chair 
Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma, Director, Kela

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

Member
Mia Helle, Head of the Legal Affairs Unit, Kela

Secretary
Eeva Vartio, Legal Counsel, Kela

Members

Substitute

Marjaana Maisonlahti, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Kirsi Päivänsalo, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Timo Meling, Senior Specialist, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Joni Rehunen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Marko Aarnio, Head of Division,
Financial Supervisory Authority

Satu Luojola, Lawyer,
Financial Supervisory Authority

Niina Jussila, Managing Director,
Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ)

Outi Mäki, Fund Manager,
Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ)
Vesa Rantahalvari, Chief Policy Adviser,

Confederation of Finnish Industries

Mikko Räsänen, Senior Adviser,
Confederation of Finnish Industries

Harri Hellstén, Head of Labour Market Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Albert Mäkelä, Legal Counsel,
Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Pirjo Väänänen, Head of Social Affairs,
Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions

Tytti Naukkarinen, Economist,
Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
Samppa Koskela, Lawyer,

Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK

Ralf Sund, Economist,
Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK

Heikki Taulu, Economist,
Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland

Taru Turunen, Fund Manager, Unemployment Fund for Lawyers

Janne Metsämäki, Managing Director,
Unemployment Insurance Fund (TVR)

Juho Oksanen, Director, contribution collection, Unemployment Insurance Fund (TVR)

Maire Lumiaho, Lawyer,
Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)

Marja Tallavaara, Specialist,
Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)

Mia Helle, Head of the Legal Affairs Unit,
Kela

Pasi Pajula, Head of the Centre of Expertise, Kela