News release 20 May 2019 – 3/2019

Pekka Vasara appointed Head of the FIN-FSA's Anti Money Laundering division

Pekka Vasara, LLM, has been appointed Head of Division of the FIN-FSA's Anti Money Laundering division. He will transfer to the FIN-FSA from the Financial Intelligence Unit of the National Bureau of Investigation. Vasara has long experience in expert and managerial positions in the field of anti-money laundering.
The FIN-FSA is to significantly strengthen its anti-money laundering activities. The number of personnel assigned to the field will double to approximately 10 by the end of 2019. Reflecting the expansion of the number of personnel, the function was also organised as a separate division as of 1 March 2019.

Further information

Samu Kurri, Head of Department. Requests for interviews are coordinated by FIN-FSA Communications, tel. +358 9 183 5030, weekdays 9.00–16.00.