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Jari Råman appointed Secretary General of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman

Parliamentary Ombudsman Petri Jääskeläinen has nominated Doctor of Laws Jari Råman as Secretary General of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Råman will take office on 11 May 2022.

Råman has acted as the Deputy Data Protection Ombudsman at the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman since spring 2019. He has previously worked as Chief of Information Management and Chief Data Protection Officer at the National Police Board.

In his career, Råman has focused particularly on the implementation and oversight of legislation concerning the processing of personal data, information and cyber security as well as information management.

The Secretary General of the Parliamentary Ombudsman is responsible for leading and developing the administration of the Office and for ensuring its effectiveness. The Secretary General also acts as an adviser and, at the order of the Ombudsman, as a decision-maker in administrative matters of the Office. His tasks also include acting as a legal adviser in matters of oversight of legality and statements.

The position of Secretary General received 17 applications. 

For more information, please contact Acting Secretary General Riitta Länsisyrjä, tel. +358 9 432 3363 and Information Officer Citha Dahl, tel. +358 9 432 3352.