WAPES welcoms Ms. Marja-Riitta Pihlman, the new Director General of the Finnish PES .
Ms. Marja-Riitta Pihlman (M.Pol.Sc.) is the new Director General of the Finnish PES. She has been nominated to the office of the Director General of the new Regions and Growth Services Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment for the period of 1.1.2018 – 31.12.2022.
Ms. Pihlman has a long and wide expertise and leadership in the field of the new department (in charge of regional and cohesion policy, EU structural funds, steering of the growth services, as well as digitalisation and reform of the public services, which are under the responsibility of the Ministry).
Ms. Pihlman has been in charge of leading the Enterprise and Regions department as Substitute Director General since February 2017. Before she has worked in the Ministry as Industrial Counsellor and Team Leader during the period of 2008-2017 and as an Expert during the years 1999-2007. Among other tasks, she has also worked as a Substitute Director of Helsinki employment office.