The Security Committee


Permanent Secretary Esa Pulkkinen, Ministry of Defence
Secretary of State Risto Artjoki, Prime Minister’s Office


Permanent Secretary Hiski Haukkala, Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Secretary of State Jukka Salovaara, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Permanent Secretary Pekka Timonen, Ministry of Justice
Permanent Secretary Kirsi Pimiä, Ministry of the Interior
Secretary of State Juha Majanen, Ministry of Finance
Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen, Ministry of Education and Culture
Permanent Secretary Jaana Husu-Kallio, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Permanent Secretary Minna Kivimäki, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Permanent Secretary Timo Jaatinen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Permanent Secretary Veli-Mikko Niemi, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Permanent Secretary Juhani Damski, Ministry of the Environment
Director General Kimmo Kohvakka, Ministry of the Interior
National Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen, National Police Board
Chief of Defence Command Finland, Lieutenant General Vesa Virtanen
Chief of the Finnish Border Guard, Lieutenant General Pasi Kostamovaara, The Finnish Border Guard
Director General Hannu Mäkinen, Finnish Customs
CEO Janne Känkänen, National Emergency Supply Agency
Director Antti Pelttari, Finnish Security Intelligence Service


State Secretary for EU Affairs Jari Luoto, Prime Minister’s Office
Director of Government Communications Päivi Paasikoski, Prime Minister’s Office
Chair Jukka Ruusunen, National Emergency Supply Council
Chair Elli Aaltonen, Finnish Red Cross, SPR

Preparedness secretaries and managers

Each ministry has an appointed full or part-time preparedness manager. A ministry’s preparedness manager assists the permanent secretary in matters pertaining to preparedness and security. The tasks of the preparedness manager are determined by the appropriate ministry.

They include, among other things, preparedness planning, material allocations and personnel training related to the administrative sector’s preparedness. The preparedness manager is responsible for security measures and preparedness arrangements in the administrative branch, ensuring that they make up a consistent whole, and for coordinating preparedness arrangements with other administrative branches. The preparedness manager attends security exercises and other training events as an expert for his/her administrative branch.

Preparedness managers hold regular meetings in which they coordinate matters related to preparedness between the various administrative branches. Where necessary, experts from different institutions and agencies also attend the meetings in addition to ministries. In the event of incident, the preparedness managers can be summoned for an extraordinary meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to investigate the possibilities of all relevant authorities to support the administrative branch that is responsible for solving the crisis. The preparedness managers’ meeting is chaired by the Government Security Manager.

Each ministry has an appointed full or part-time preparedness secretary. The tasks of the preparedness secretary are determined by the appropriate ministry. The preparedness secretary assists the preparedness manager and also acts in the preparedness organisation of the administrative branch.

Where necessary, experts from different institutions and agencies also attend the preparedness secretaries’ meeting in addition to ministries. Intersectoral matters pertaining to preparedness are prepared in the meetings.