On 19 March 2015, the Government appointed Jari Gustafsson as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The five-year term will begin on 1 October 2015. Erkki Virtanen, who has been the Ministry's Permanent Secretary since the establishment of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy will retire in the autumn.
Audley Capital Advisors LLP (“Audley”), a UK-based investment and capital advisory firm, has entered into a conditional asset purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Talvivaara Sotkamo Ltd from its Bankruptcy Estate.
Spinnova Ltd. has won the international biorefinery competition organised by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy with its new textile fibre production technology.