Press release 17 May 2021

Tero Kurenmaa to head Legal Unit at the FIN-FSA

Tero Kurenmaa, Doctor of Laws (LLD), has been appointed Head of the new Legal Unit at the FIN-FSA for a five-year term, commencing 1 June 2021. The Head of Legal Unit is a member of the FIN-FSA’s management group and reports directly to the Director General.

The newly established Legal Unit is responsible for the FIN-FSA’s legal policies and decisions, the preparation of administrative sanctions, and the coordination of FIN-FSA regulations and guidelines. In addition, the unit ensures consistency across legal interpretations prepared at different departments. The unit also offers general counsel to the FIN-FSA’s management and to the rest of organisation.

Prior to his new post, Mr Kurenmaa served as Deputy Director at the National Bureau of Investigation. He has previously served as a Director General at the Ministry of the Interior and as a project administrator appointed by the National Police Board of Finland, responsible for a report on the status of crime prevention in Finland. Mr Kurenmaa also served as a market supervisor at Rahoitustarkastus, the predecessor of the FIN-FSA, from 1997–2002.

– I am very pleased to be appointed to the FIN-FSA. I eagerly look forward to starting my new duties, where I am sure I will have the opportunity to learn as well as leverage my existing skills and experience, stated Mr Kurenmaa.

– I warmly welcome Tero back into the ranks of the FIN-FSA. Tero’s first-rate experience and expertise will be an asset for the entire organisation, noted Anneli Tuominen, Director General of the FIN-FSA.