Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Units and Departments
Corporate steering unit
The Unit is headed by Permanent Secretary Erkki Virtanen
Knowledge Management DepartmentThe Department is headed by Director-General Markku Wallin.
Research and foresight, Heikki Räisänen
Management of services and information administration; Sirpa Alitalo
IT services, Jaakko Jokela eServices, Kari Rintanen Information management, Tiina Tikka
Employment and Entrepreneurship Department
The Department is headed by Director-General Tuija Oivo.
Entrepreneurship development and enterprise support, Heikki Vesa Employment and enterprise services, Jarmo Palm Competencies and quality of working life, Teija Felt Structural unemployment and livelihood, Päivi Kerminen
Integration of immigrants, Kristina Stenman
Labour and Trade Department
The Department is headed by Director-General Pekka Timonen.
Better regulation, Pasi Järvinen Labour law, Tarja Kröger Internal market policy and business law, Antti Riivari Consumer policy and technical regulation, Tomi Lounema Competition policy, Elise Pekkala
Enterprise and Innovation Department
The Department is headed by Director-General Petri Peltonen.
- Enterprise policy, Janne Känkänen
Innovation policy, Petri Lehto Strategic growth branches Exports and international investments, Severi Keinälä Guidance and economy, Marjukka Aarnio
The Department is headed by Director-General Esa Härmälä.
Energy markets, Petteri Kuuva Renewable energy and emissions trading, Päivi Janka Energy efficiency and growth, Timo Ritonummi Nuclear energy and fuels, Herkko Plit Energy Department headquarters, Sirkka Vilkamo
The Department is headed by Director-General Taina Susiluoto.
Regional development, Jukka Mäkitalo Structural funds, Kaisa-Leena Lintilä Regional steering, Marja-Riitta Pihlman
Media and Communications Unit, Director of Communications Mervi Liukkonen
Human Resources and Administration Unit, Director of Human Resources Mikko Salmenoja
auditing, Director of Audit Unit Juha Pekka Niemi