Ilkka-Pekka Similä appointed as Director General of the Department for External Economic Relations
The Government has appointed Ilkka-Pekka Similä as Director General of the Department for External Economic Relations for a fixed term from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2021.
Ilkka-Pekka Similä will transfer to the Ministry form Hanoi, Vietnam, where he is currently Head of Mission.
He has served as Ambassador also in Abu Dhabi and held various positions in the Permanent Mission of Finland in Geneva and the Embassies in Cairo and Vienna.
In the Ministry, she has worked as Director in the Department for External Economic Relations and held position in the Political Department and the Department for International Development Cooperation.
Similä joined the Foreign Ministry in 1989.
Inquiries: Jyri Järvilehto, Counsellor, tel. +358 295 351449.