Finland: Raili Lahnalampi new chief of office in foreign ministry

By on 25/06/2015

Raili Lahnalampi has been appointed as the new chief of office by the Finnish foreign affairs minister Timo Soini.

Lahnalampi, who took up her post on 15 June, has served as committee counsel in the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament.

She has worked as policy coordinator in the Office of the OECD secretary general and as member of Harri Holkeri’s Cabinet during his presidency of theUnited Nations’ general assembly.

Her diplomatic career includes posts in Paris and New York and she has also gained practical work experience of development issues in Africa.

Lahnalampi is politically independent.

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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