Board 2020-2022

Kela’s Parliamentary Trustees nominate Kela’s Board for a three-year term of office. The Board has 10 members. The Board leads and develops Kela’s operations. A representative of the Kela staff has the right to attend and to be heard at Board meetings. The Director General presents matters to the Board and implements the decisions of the Board.

Chair


Vertti Kiukas

Secretary General, SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health

Deputy chair

Mira Nieminen
Detective Chief Inspector, Southwestern Finland Police Department

Members of the Board


Tuija Brax
Director, Rule of Law Center


Leila Lehtinen
Head of Passenger & Operator Services, Matkahuolto Oy


Veli-Mikko Niemi
Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health


Juha Rehula
Bachelor of Social Services


Saana Siekkinen
Director, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions


Timo Sipilä
Tax Commissioner, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners


Riitta Särkelä
Secretary General, Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters


Tommi Toivola 
Director, Legal Affairs and Administration, Confederation of Finnish Industries

Secretary


Heli Korhola

Director of Strategy, Kela

Representative of Kela staff


Tuija Sarlin
Chair, Kela staff association