Finnish Security Intelligence Service

01/02/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/02/2024 02:09

Supo reorganises to boost intelligence work

Supo reorganises to boost intelligence work

Publication date 2.1.202410.06
Press release

A reorganisation of Supo took effect on 1 January 2024, implementing minor modifications to enhance information gathering and the work of Supo as an intelligence service. Deputy Director Teemu Turunen has been appointed Acting Director.

A reorganisation of Supo on 1 January 2024 has implemented minor modifications to enhance information gathering and the work of Supo as an intelligence service. Supo now has eight departments instead of the previous nine: Administration and development, Cabinet, Collection, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Intelligence, Regions and Vetting.

A Department Head manages each department:

  • Teemu Liikkanen, Regions
  • Saana Nilsson, Cabinet
  • Teemu Lehti, Administration and development
  • Risto Värtö, Counterterrorism
  • Mikko Kurttila, Collection
  • Pekka Hiltunen, Intelligence
  • Ilkka Hanski, Vetting
  • Pertti Haaksluoto, Counterintelligence

The organisation structure of Supo is public only at departmental level. The Cabinet and the Administration and development departments report directly to the Director. The other departments are accountable to the Deputy Directors.

Teemu Turunen serving as Acting Director

With the appointment of Supo Director Antti Pelttari to the position of Secretary-General of Parliament from the beginning of 2024, Deputy Director Teemu Turunen has been appointed Acting Director. Turunen will serve as Director of Supo until a new Director is appointed. The Director of Supo is appointed by the Government on the recommendation of the Minister of the Interior. Deputy Director Jonna Turunen will continue in her position.

Inquiries

Supo communications unit, tel. +358 50 402 6981, [email protected]