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Matti Marttunen nominated as Secretary General of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman

Parliamentary Ombudsman Petri Jääskeläinen has nominated Committee Counsel Matti Marttunen, Doctor of Laws and Master of Laws trained on the bench, as Secretary General of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Marttunen will take office on 1 March 2021.

Marttunen has worked as Head of the Office of the Constitutional Law Committee and Secretary of the Constitutional Law Committee. Marttunen has also led many legislative projects in the Ministry of Justice and worked as a chairperson for various working groups.

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.

The position of Secretary General received 26 applications. 

For more information, please contact Secretary General Riitta Länsisyrjä, tel. +358 9 432 3363.