Press release 11 January 2017 – 1/2017

Samu Kurri to head Institutional Supervision at the FIN-FSA

Samu Kurri, MSocSc, has been appointed Head of Institutional Supervision at the FIN-FSA for a five-year term, commencing 1 February 2017. Mr Kurri assumes his new duties as successor to Marja Nykänen, who is moving to the Bank of Finland to take up a post as Member of the Board.

Mr Kurri is transferring to his new post as Head of Department from the position of Head of International and Monetary Economy Policy at the Bank of Finland. He has been in that post since 2009 and has previously held several expert positions at both the Bank of Finland and the European Central Bank.

Samu Kurri has extensive experience in economic, monetary and macroprudential issues from the Bank of Finland and the ECB. He is also familiar with current issues of European integration, such as Banking Union.

Institutional Supervision is tasked with the supervision of insurance and financial sector entities. The department conducts ongoing prudential supervision of supervised entities and, among other things, reviews applications for authorisation. The department is responsible for assessing supervised entities’ sound corporate governance, the accuracy of their financial statements and capital adequacy and solvency calculations, and the legal compliance of their operations. The department’s experts participate actively in European cooperation.

To request an interview with

  • Anneli Tuominen, Director General, please contact FIN-FSA Communications, tel. +358 50 385 5154.