Piritta Asunmaa appointed as Director General of Political Department in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Government appointed Piritta Asunmaa to serve as Director General of Political Department for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for a fixed term from 29 November 2021 to 31 August 2025.

Piritta AsunmaaThe Government appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Piritta Asunmaa, Director General of the Department for the Americas and Asia in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to serve as Director General of the Political Department for a fixed term from 29 November 2021 to 31 August 2025. She has served in her current position since 2019.

In 2015–2019, Asunmaa served as Head of Finland’s Mission to NATO in Brussels. She worked in Brussels also from 2011 to 2015, when she was Finland’s Representative to the EU’s Political and Security Committee. From 2009 to 2011, before transferring to Brussels, she worked as Deputy Director General of the Department for Communication and Culture in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Her career in the Diplomatic Service includes posts in Washington DC and Paris and, another period at the Mission of Finland to NATO in Brussels.

Asunmaa joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1992. She holds a Master of Social Sciences degree and has a diploma from ENA, l’École nationale d’administration, where she studied in 1998–1999.

Inquiries:

Kirsti Pohjankukka, Deputy Director General for Human Resources, tel. +358 295 500 038