Vesa Vihriälä

State Secretary to the Prime Minister, Finnish government 2019–

Born: 1955
Education: D.Soc.Sc. (Econ.), University of Helsinki

Career history

  • Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA) 2012–2019
    • Managing Director
  • European Commission 2010–2012
    • Adviser to Vice-President Olli Rehn
  • Prime Minister’s Office 2004–2010
    • Secretary General of the Economic Council, State Under-Secretary
  • Pellervo Economic Research Institute 1997–2004
    • Managing Director
  • Bank of Finland
    • Head of Economics department 1996–1997
    • Researcher (doctoral dissertation), Research department 1994–1996
    • Head of Financial Markets department 1991–1994
  • OECD, Economics and Statistics department 1989–1991
    • Economist
  • Bank of Finland 1984–1989
  • Researcher