Unit for South Asia

Unit for South Asia is responsible for Finland’s relations with the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Email

  • asa-40@formin.fi

Personnel

Veikko Kiljunen
Director
  • +358 295 350 101
Sirpa Heldán-Zambetakis
Assistant Desk Officer
development cooperation projects
  • +358 295 350 787

Afganistan and Pakistan

Matti Keppo
Team Leader
Afghanistan, Pakistan, regional matters
  • +358 295 350 778
Eero Vento
Desk Officer
Afghanistan, Pakistan, development cooperation
  • +358 295 350 448
Erik af Hällström
Special assignment
Afghanistan
Elina Korhonen
Programme Officer
  • +358 295 350 295
Arben Sejdaj
Programme Officer
  • +358 295 350 813
Sanna Käki
Senior Specialist
  • +358 50 511 3072

India

René Söderman
Team Leader
India
  • +358 295 351 742
Akseli Peltola
Desk Officer
  • +358 2 953 508 42

Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Flora Kuparinen
Team Leader
Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, regional organisations
  • +358 295 350 596
Marianne Rönkä
Desk Officer
  • +358 504 366 518
  • +358 295 350 573
Tiina Vaivio
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 772
Pauliina Peippo
Trainee
  • +358 29 535 0188

Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh

Liisa Folkersma
Desk Officer
Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan
  • +358 295 350 594
Sara Alanen
Programme Officer
  • +358 295 350 011

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.