Finland: Anna-Mari Vimpari appointed State Secretary to Centre Party ministerial group

NordenBladet — In its plenary session on Thursday 7 January, the Government appointed Anna-Mari Vimpari (M.Soc.Sci.) State Secretary to Ministers Annika Saarikko, Matti Vanhanen, Jari Leppä, Mika Lintilä and Antti Kaikkonen from 7 January 2021 onwards. The State Secretaries’ terms end with those of the ministers.State Secretary Vimpari took her oath of office at the same Government plenary session.

Prior to her appointment as State Secretary, Anna-Mari Vimpari served as Secretary General of the Centre Party parliamentary group and, before this, as Managing Director of Miltton Networks Oy. Vimpari has also served as Adviser to Prime Ministers Mari Kiviniemi and Matti Vanhanen in EU affairs, as Special Adviser to Minister of Public Administration and Local Government Kiviniemi and as Special Adviser to Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen in Parliamentary Affairs.

The Government also appointed Kimmo Tiilikainen (M.Sc. Agriculture and Forestry) State Secretary to Ministers Jari Leppä, Mika Lintilä and Matti Vanhanen from 7 January 2021. Tiilikainen has served as State Secretary to Ministers Leppä and Lintilä since 12 December 2019.

State Secretaries assist ministers in matters relating to political steering and preparatory work. They also assist and represent the ministers in the drafting of policy outlines and in interministerial coordination, harmonising of policy positions, implementation of the Government Programme in the minister’s administrative branch, and handling of EU and international affairs.

Source: Valtioneuvosto.fi


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