Minister

Mr Antti Kurvinen has been the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland since April 2022. In his office he is assisted by State Secretary and Special Advisors.

Ministers secretary

Johanna Klemettinen-Kataja, tel +358 (0)295162102

Email to the Ministers secretary: ministerinsihteeri.mmm(at)gov.fi

State Secretary

State Secretary assist ministers in political steering and planning. In line with the ministers' instructions, they also assist and represent the ministers in the drafting of policy outlines, conduct of inter-ministerial coordination, harmonising of policy positions, implementation of the Government Programme in the ministry's administrative branch, and the handling of EU and other international duties. 

State Secretaries of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry are Ann-Mari Kemell and Satu Mäki-Lassila.

Special Advisers

Special advisers serve as political assistants to the respective ministers.

Special adviser Topi Heinänen, tel +358 50 911 1253 (Climate, water and communications issues.)  Secretary Anu Hares, tel. +358 295 162 166, e-mail: forename.surname(at)gov.fi [anu.hares]

Special adviser Lasse Kontiola, tel +358 400 694 233  (Forests, bioenergy, fisheries industry, game management and recreational fishing, and matters related to the information and research division.)                                
Secretary Anu Hares, tel. +358 0295 162 166, e-mail: forename.surname(at)gov.fi [anu.hares]

Special adviser Pertti Hakanen, tel. +358 50 050 5997 (Agriculture, food safety, animal and plant safety, and rural development.)
Secretary Anu Hares, tel. +358 0295 162 166, e-mail: forename.surname(at)gov.fi [anu.hares]