Pensions Forum

The Pensions Forum is a liaison and expert body that carries out substantive and strategic development work on pension issues.

Its responsibilities include:

  • supporting the development of legislation and services in the context of the pension schemes administered by Kela
  • fostering consensus and cooperation among the entities involved in the legislative development impacting the pension schemes administered by Kela
  • laying out proposals to the Kela Board and providing statements concerning issues relating to pension insurance
  • monitoring developments and research in pension insurance

The current term of the Forum runs from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021.

Chairperson
Mia Helle, Head of Unit, Kela

Deputy chairperson
Marja-Leena Seppälä, Systems Design Specialist, Kela

Secretary
Raija-Liisa Foudila, Systems Design Specialist, Kela

Pensions Forum
 Member                                                                                    Deputy member

Hanna Tossavainen, Ministerial Adviser,
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

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Outi Luoma-Aho, Budget Counsellor, Ministry of Finance

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Marjukka Hietaniemi, Development Manager, Finnish Centre for Pensions

Minka Hauta-aho, Legal counsel, Finnish Centre for Pensions

Sinikka Näätsaari, Head of Pension Policy,
Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions

Tuuli Glantz, Social Policy Advisor, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions

Samppa Koskela, Lawyer, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK

Riitta Työläjärvi, Senior Adviser, Social and Health Policy, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK

Katri Ojala, Senior Advisor,  Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland

Anu Tuovinen, Senior Advisor, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland

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

Timo Sipilä, Director, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)

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

Matti Niiranen, Executive Director, National Seniors’ Union in Finland, Secretary of Finnish pensioner associations’ interest organisation EETU

Anssi Kemppi, Finnish Pensioners’ Federation

Timo Kokko, Executive Director, The Central Association of Finnish Pensioners

Jan Koskimies, Executive Director, Pensioners Association

Seija Lehtonen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Pension Alliance TELA

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Jenni Blomgren, Systems Design Specialist, Kela

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