Anita Lehikoinen to continue as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture 16.4.2020 13.38
Press release
Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen.

Anita Lehikoinen has been reappointed to the public office of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Government appointed Lehikoinen, whose new term will run until the end of April 2025, on Thursday 16 April 2020.

Anita Lehikoinen has been serving as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture since 2013. Her long career at the Ministry includes positions as Director-General of the Department for Higher Education and Science Policy, Head of the Higher Education and Science Unit, Head of the Science Policy Unit, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Higher Education and Senior Ministerial Adviser, Education. Lehikoinen holds a Master of Arts degree.

The permanent secretary is a ministry’s highest public official who directs, develops and monitors the work of the ministry and the activities falling within its branch of government. The public office of permanent secretary is a fixed-term role which became vacant as the previous term was ending. The Ministry of Education and Culture received 18 applications for the position.

Inquiries: Rami Sampalahti, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 330 190