Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 32/2015
2 June 2015
Pete Pokkinen, M.Sc.(Econ. and Bus.Adm.), will become the Special Adviser to the President of the Republic on 2 June 2015. Mr Pokkinen will leave his current position at Huawei, where he has been responsible for communications and public relations in Finland.
He has previously functioned as Special Adviser to Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies, as well as Communications Secretary of the Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party and as a journalist. Mr Pokkinen was also in charge of communications for President Niinistö’s 2012 presidential campaign.
Mikko Kortelainen, the former Special Adviser to the President of the Republic, has become Special Adviser to Mr Petteri Orpo, the Minister of the Interior. Mr Kortelainen has been Special Adviser to President Niinistö since the beginning of the latter’s term in office in 2012.