Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 7/2021
27 May 2021
At a Presidential session on 27 May 2021, President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö appointed Hiski Haukkala DrSocSc as Secretary General of the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland. Haukkala will take up the post of Secretary General and at the same time Head of the Presidential Cabinet on 1 August. He transfers to the position from the University of Tampere, where he has been Professor of International Relations since 2018. Haukkala has previously served as a Foreign Policy Adviser to the President from 2016 to 2017 and as Secretary General of the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland from 1 January to 31 May 2018.
Jukka Siukosaari, who has been Secretary General and Head of the Presidential Cabinet since June 2018, will become Finland’s Ambassador in London on 1 September 2021.
Tuomas Telkkä MScEng has been appointed Domestic Affairs Adviser to the President of the Republic and Member of the Presidential Cabinet. He will take up his position on 21 July 2021. Telkkä currently works as Advisor, Executive Communications at OP Financial Group. Juuso Rönnholm, the current Special Adviser, Domestic Affairs to the President of the Republic, is transferring to the position of Liaison Manager at BusinessOulu.
Director of Legal Affairs Päivi Pietarinen, Director of Foreign and Security Policy Petri Hakkarainen and Director of Communications Jouni Mölsä continue as members of the Presidential Cabinet.