Management Team

Kela’s Management Team handles matters that will be presented to the Board and is responsible for implementing Kela’s strategy in line with the directives and decisions of the Board.


  • Elli Aaltonen, Director General

Deputy chairs

  • Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma, Director
  • Nina Nissilä, Director


  • Heli Korhola, Director, Management Support Unit


  • Elise Kivimäki, Director of Customer Relations
  • Anne Neimala, Director of Benefits
  • Sari Hänninen, Director of Shared Services
  • Esko Karjala, actg Director, Centre for ICT Services
  • Tuula Hällfors-Laaksonen, Staff Representative, Member, Chief Shop Steward
  • Marina Lindgren, Director of Information Services
  • Pipsa Lotta Marjamäki, Director of Communications, Permanent Expert Member
  • Heli Korhola, Director, Management Support Unit, Permanent Expert Member and secretary

The following Directors of Change Management attend the Management Team’s regular change-focused meetings as expert members