- Arno Ahosniemi started as Finance Finland’s Managing Director in February.
- This spring’s topical issues include the Finnish parliamentary elections in April and the EU elections in 2024.
- The Finnish financial sector has strongly supported Finland’s EU and EMU membership and wants Finland to continue to play an active role in developing and strengthening the Union.
- Ahosniemi was previously executive editor-in-chief of Kauppalehti and director responsible for editorial work at Alma Talent.
Finance Finland’s (FFI) new Managing Director Arno Ahosniemi jumped straight onto a moving train: Finance Finland is currently working on its next strategy, Finland is preparing for its parliamentary elections in April, and the EU parliamentary elections are coming up in June next year.
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to start as a lobbyist than this spring. Elections are the golden age for people and lobbyists alike”, says Ahosniemi.
During elections, regular citizens tend to take an increased interest in politics. This is an excellent time to raise many topics important to the financial sector in both Finnish and EU debate. The Finnish financial sector has strongly supported Finland’s EU membership from the start.
A key goal on Finance Finland’s EU agenda is to ensure a level playing field in all EU sectors, including the financial market, while also taking care of the Union’s competitiveness against other economic areas.
“It’s important for the financial sector that Finland continues to play an active role in developing and strengthening the European Union. Finance Finland is committed to advocating for a modern welfare society and a strong European Union and safeguarding the interests of the financial sector and public economy as an expert on financial topics”, Ahosniemi says.