Members

The members of the Pension Appeal Board are appointed by the Finnish Government on the motion of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and in accordance with Section 3 of the Act on the Pension Appeal Board. The chairman is appointed until further notice and the deputy chairmen and other members for five years at a time. The current deputy chairmen and members have been appointed for the period 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2026. The Pension Appeal Board has a full-time chairman, four part-time deputy chairmen and 24 part-time members and 19 part-time deputies. Members include medical professionals, members learned in the law, experts in working life and labour market conditions, as well as members familiar with entrepreneurship and farming entrepreneurship. The Board members hold judicial responsibility. Existing regulations on the holders of judicial office determine the right of the chairman, deputy chairmen and members to remain in office.

The Composition of the Pension Appeal Court

Chairman

Deputy chairmen

Master of Laws Petteri Immonen

Master of Laws Tiina Muinonen

    

Master of Laws Mika Mänttäri

                                                                               

Senior Lawyer Kirsi Päivänsalo

 

Senior Lawyer Lauri Pelkonen

The chairman's and the deputy chairmen's commom deputy member is Senior Lawyer Olli Puustinen

 

Members learned in the law

Permanent members

Deputy members

Master of Laws Kimmo Kangasjärvi

Master of Laws Virva Walo

Senior Lawyer Kristiina Piilola

Master of Laws Kari Peltonen

Master of Laws Milja Tiainen

 

Senior Lawyer Pekka Paaermaa

 

Senior Lawyer Susanna Rahkonen

 

 

Physician members

Permanent members

Deputy members

Doctor of Medical Science and Surgery, Specialist in orthopedics and traumatology Aarne Kivioja

Specialist in occupational health Petri Nieminen

Physician, Specialist in physiatrics Kia Pelto-Vasenius

Specialist in neurology Sari Atula

Doctor of Medical Science and Surgery, Specialist in physiatrics Kaija Puustjärvi-Sunabacka

Head occupational health physician Aarne Laakkonen

Psychiatrist Roope Raassina

Psychiatrist Antti-Jussi Ämmälä

Physician, Specialist in internal medicine and cardiology Ilkka Tierala

 

 

 

 

 

Members specialised in working life and labour market conditions

Permanent members

Deputy members

Expert Suvi Lahti-Leeve

Negotiations Director Anu Sajavaara

Director of Legal Affairs Markus Äimälä

Expert Katja Leppänen

Leading Expert Vesa Rantahalvari

Taxexpert Tiina Ruohola

Legal Adviser Mikko Nyyssölä

Expert Hannu Ylänen

Labour Market Representative Merja Renko

 

Working environment expert Jouni Salonen

Contract Secretary Markku Häyrynen

Economist Tytti Naukkarinen 

Lawyer Katja Syrjänen

Leading Expert Elina Sojonen

Lawyer Timo Voutilainen

Lawyer Samppa Koskela

Negotiations Manager Riikka Rapinoja

Lawyer Keijo Tarnanen

Negotiations Manager Markku Kojo

 

Members specialised in entrepreneurship conditions

Permanent members

Deputy members

Head of labour market affairs Harri Hellstén

Head of legislative affairs Tiina Toivonen

Expert Albert Mäkelä

 

 

Members specialised in farming entrepreneurship conditions

Ordinary members

Deputy members

Head of research Juha Lappalainen

Expert Antti Lavonen

Accounting Manager Jaakko Vilenius

 Lawyer Marica Twerin