Advisory Board of Official Statistics of Finland

The Advisory Board of Official Statistics of Finland acts as a joint forum for authorities producing statistics in order to advance the development policies of Official Statistics and the objectives of the national level co-ordination of the European System of Statistics. The Board has been functioning since 2002. The term of office of the present Board runs from 1 March 2016 to 31 December 2017.

The function of the Board is to:

  • Develop the production of standardised, high-quality and reliable Official Statistics of Finland that meets the needs of customers
  • Promote the coordination and cooperation of the national statistical service in accordance with the objectives of the European System of Statistics and exchange of data and know how
  • Promote the visibility and knowledge of the Official Statistics of Finland both nationally and internationally
  • Compile the development policies of Official Statistics and monitor their implementation
  • Monitor the amendments to the national Statistics Act and the Regulation on European statistics and adjusting the statistical cooperation accordingly.

The Board organises seminars and discussions on topical matters in the scope of the national statistical service. The Board can also set up sections to manage its tasks efficiently.


  • Katariina Käkönen, Statistical Planner, Finnish Centre for Pensions
  • Minna Rantamäki, Account Manager, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Anna Koski-Pirilä, Planner, Social Insurance Institution of Finland
  • Markku Pitkänen, Senior Officer, Finnish Transport Agency
  • Antti Halmetoja, Special Adviser, Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Tarja Kortesmaa, Development Manager, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Rafael Bärlund, Senior Adviser, Finnish Immigration Service
  • Taisto Toppinen, Register Manager, National Land Survey of Finland
  • Kimmo Silvo, Service Manager, Finnish Environment Institute
  • Anna Heino, Planning Officer, National Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Christina Telasuo, Senior Customs Officer, National Board of Customs
  • Petri Syvänen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  • Seppo Tuomivaara, Special Adviser, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
  • Ari Tyrkkö, Head, Co-ordination and International Activities, Statistics Finland
  • Leena Storgårds, Senior Adviser, Statistics Finland
  • Markku Huttunen, Senior Adviser, Statistics Finland
  • Sirkku Mertanen, Senior Adviser, Statistics Finland