Kela’s Directors

Elli Aaltonen, Director General

The Director General is responsible for strategic management, planning and operational development. The Director General also brings matters before the Board and implements the Board’s decisions. Furthermore, the Director General prepares Kela’s rules of procedure. The rules of procedure are decided on by Kela’s Board.

Management Support Unit, Communications Unit and Kela's Internal Audit report directly to the Director General.

Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma, Director

Director Mäki-Lohilouma's areas of responsibility include the Benefit Services and Customer Relations business units. He is responsible for the directing and planning of matters related to these business units.

Nina Nissilä, Director

Director Nissilä’s areas of responsibility include the Centre for ICT Services and Shared Services business units. He is responsible for the directing and planning of matters related to these business units.

Directors and their deputies

  • Deputy to Director General Elli Aaltonen: Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma
  • Deputy to Director Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma: Director Nina Nissilä
  • Deputy to Director Nina Nissilä: Director Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma