Akseli Koskela appointed as State Secretary to Minister of the Interior Ohisalo
Akseli Koskela, Master of Social Sciences, was appointed as State Secretary to Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo on 12 August 2021. The position was earlier held by Olli-Poika Parviainen who will take up the duties of the Mayor of Hämenlinna.
Prior to the Ministry of the Interior, Akseli Koskela served as Head of EU Policy at Technology Industries of Finland. He has also held positions relating to the formulation of Finland’s EU policy in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Prime Minister's Office. In addition, Koskela has worked with businesses to step up international recruitment processes, for example.
“I am honoured to start work in the Ministry of the Interior and with issues related to Finland’s internal security. Society’s operational reliability is based on security. Our security is increasingly affected by what is happening in the surrounding world and how we respond to the challenges posed by climate change and greater incidence of extreme weather, ageing, urbanisation and marginalisation. Finland is a larger export economy than its size would suggest and it will be great to be able to promote our digital green competitiveness in support of Minister Ohisalo and the Finnish Government,” Koskela says.
Jarno Lappalainen, Milja Henttonen, Sami Kerman, Heikki Sairanen and Tiina Kivinen continue as special advisers to Minister Ohisalo.
Akseli Koskela, State Secretary, tel. +358 44 277 1780, [email protected]