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Kirsi Henriksson to continue as Director of Crisis Management Centre

Ministry of the Interior
Publication date 1.12.2022 13.30
Press release

On Thursday 1 December, the Government appointed Kirsi Henriksson (MA) to continue as Director of the Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland. The post will be filled for the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2027.

Henriksson has led the Crisis Management Centre since 2018. Before that, she worked as Research and Development Director at the Crisis Management Centre in 2008-2018. During that time, she was on leave of absence a number of times as she held various kinds of leading positions in European Union civilian crisis management missions in Niger, Mali and Libya.

“Leading the Crisis Management Centre is highly rewarding, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue in this post for the next term. In the current, very challenging international policy situation, civilian crisis management is needed more than ever before. I am happy to lead our highly motivated staff and recruit competent experts to international missions,” Kirsi Henriksson says. 

As the Director of CMC Finland, Henriksson leads, supervises and develops the activities of the Centre. She is also responsible for the quality and impact of the activities and for ensuring good conditions for the activities and achieving the objectives set for them. The Director of CMC Finland participates in the planning, implementation and development of civilian crisis management in the European Union and international organisations. 

CMC Finland is a centre of excellence for civilian crisis management that operates under the Ministry of the Interior. Its main tasks are to train and recruit experts for international civilian crisis management missions, see to the logistics and material preparedness and carry out research and development activities. CMC Finland reports to the Ministry of the Interior.

Laura Yli-Vakkuri, Director General, International Affairs Unit, tel. +358 40 720 2216