Minister of Finance (Finland)

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The Minister of Finance of Finland (in Finnish valtiovarainministeri, in Swedish finansminister) handles the Finance of Finland and all other matters covered by the Ministry of Finance. The current Minister of Finance is Antti Rinne.

The Ministry of Finance of Finland has two Ministers in the Council of State: Minister of Finance Jutta Urpilainen and Minister of Public Administration and Local Government Henna Virkkunen. According to the official description:

Minister of Public Administration and Local Government Kiviniemi handles matters covered by the Public Management Department, the Personnel Department, the Government Information Management Unit and the Financial Markets Department, but not matters related to international financial institutions, with the exception of the European Investment Bank and the Nordic Investment Bank, and not matters related to government borrowing and debt management. Minister Kiviniemi also handles matters related to customs, the Budget Council of the EU and Government financial controller’s function.

All other matters in the Ministry of Finance are of the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

List of Ministers of Finance[edit]

Minister of Finance Took office Left office Time in office Party Prime Minister
1
Juhani Arajärvi
Arajärvi, JuhaniJuhani Arajärvi
(1867–1941)
27 November 1917 27 November 1918 1 year, 0 days   Finnish Svinhufvud, Pehr EvindPehr Evind Svinhufvud (NSP)
(27 November 1917 – 27 May 1918)
Juho Kusti Paasikivi (SP)
(27 May 1918 – 27 November 1918)
2
Kaarlo Castrén
Castrén, KaarloKaarlo Castrén
(1860–1938)
27 November 1918 17 April 1919 0 years, 141 days   National Progressive Ingman, LauriLauri Ingman (KOK)
3
August Ramsay
Ramsay, AugustAugust Ramsay
(1859–1943)
17 April 1919 15 September 1919 0 years, 151 days   Swedish People's Castrén, KaarloKaarlo Castrén (ED)
4
Johannes Lundson
Lundson, JohannesJohannes Lundson
(1867–1939)
15 September 1919 15 March 1920 0 years, 182 days   Swedish People's Vennola, JuhoJuho Vennola (ED)
5
Jonathan Wartiovaara
Wartiovaara, JonathanJonathan Wartiovaara
(1875–1937)
15 March 1920 9 April 1921 1 year, 25 days   National Coalition Erich, RafaelRafael Erich (KOK)
6
Risto Ryti
Ryti, RistoRisto Ryti
(1889–1956)
9 April 1921 2 June 1922 1 year, 54 days   National Progressive Vennola, JuhoJuho Vennola (ED)
7
Ernst Gråsten
Gråsten, ErnstErnst Gråsten
(1865–1942)
2 June 1922 14 November 1922 0 years, 165 days   Independent Cajander, AimoAimo Cajander (Ind.)
(6)
Risto Ryti
Ryti, RistoRisto Ryti
(1889–1956)
14 November 1922 18 January 1924 1 year, 65 days   National Progressive Kallio, KyöstiKyösti Kallio (ML)
8
Hugo Relander
Relander, HugoHugo Relander
(1865–1947)
18 January 1924 31 May 1924 0 years, 134 days   Independent Cajander, AimoAimo Cajander (Ind.)
9
Yrjö Pulkkinen
Pulkkinen, YrjöYrjö Pulkkinen
(1875–1945)
31 May 1924 31 March 1925 0 years, 304 days   National Coalition Ingman, LauriLauri Ingman (KOK)
(8)
Hugo Relander
Relander, HugoHugo Relander
(1865–1947)
31 March 1925 31 December 1925 0 years, 275 days   Independent Tulenheimo, AnttiAntti Tulenheimo (KOK)
10
Kyösti Järvinen
Järvinen, KyöstiKyösti Järvinen
(1869–1957)
31 December 1925 13 December 1926 0 years, 347 days   National Coalition Kallio, KyöstiKyösti Kallio (ML)
11
Hannes Ryömä
Ryömä, HannesHannes Ryömä
(1878–1939)
13 December 1926 17 December 1927 1 year, 4 days   Social Democratic Tanner, VäinöVäinö Tanner (SDP)
12
Juho Niukkanen
Niukkanen, JuhoJuho Niukkanen
(1888–1954)
17 December 1927 22 December 1928 1 year, 5 days   Agrarian Sunila, JuhoJuho Sunila (ML)
(8)
Hugo Relander
Relander, HugoHugo Relander
(1865–1947)
22 December 1928 16 August 1929 0 years, 237 days   Independent Mantere, OskariOskari Mantere (ED)
13
Tyko Reinikka
Reinikka, TykoTyko Reinikka
(1887–1964)
16 August 1929 4 July 1930 0 years, 322 days   Agrarian Kallio, KyöstiKyösti Kallio (ML)
14
Juho Vennola
Vennola, JuhoJuho Vennola
(1872–1938)
4 July 1930 21 March 1931 0 years, 260 days   National Progressive Svinhufvud, Pehr EvindPehr Evind Svinhufvud (KOK)
(10)
Kyösti Järvinen
Järvinen, KyöstiKyösti Järvinen
(1869–1957)
21 March 1931 14 December 1932 1 year, 268 days   Agrarian Sunila, JuhoJuho Sunila (ML)
(8)
Hugo Relander
Relander, HugoHugo Relander
(1865–1947)
14 December 1932 7 October 1936 3 years, 298 days   Independent Kivimäki, Toivo MikaelToivo Mikael Kivimäki (ED)
(12)
Juho Niukkanen
Niukkanen, JuhoJuho Niukkanen
(1888–1954)
7 October 1936 12 March 1937 0 years, 156 days   Agrarian Kallio, KyöstiKyösti Kallio (ML)
15
Väinö Tanner
Tanner, VäinöVäinö Tanner
(1881–1966)
12 March 1937 1 December 1939 2 years, 264 days   Social Democratic Cajander, AimoAimo Cajander (ED)
16
Mauno Pekkala
Pekkala, MaunoMauno Pekkala
(1890–1952)
1 December 1939 22 May 1942 2 years, 172 days   Social Democratic Ryti, RistoRisto Ryti (ED)
(1 December 1939 – 19 December 1940)
Johan Wilhelm Rangell (ED)
(3 January 1941 – 22 May 1942)
(15)
Väinö Tanner
Tanner, VäinöVäinö Tanner
(1881–1966)
22 May 1942 8 August 1944 2 years, 78 days   Social Democratic Rangell, Johan WilhelmJohan Wilhelm Rangell (ED)
(22 May 1942 – 5 March 1943)
Edwin Linkomies (KOK)
(5 March 1943 – 8 August 1944)
17
Onni Hiltunen
Hiltunen, OnniOnni Hiltunen
(1895–1971)
8 August 1944 17 November 1944 0 years, 101 days   Social Democratic Hackzell, AnttiAntti Hackzell (KOK)
(8 August 1944 – 21 September 1944)
Urho Castrén (KOK)
(21 September 1944 – 17 November 1944)
18
Johan Helo
Helo, JohanJohan Helo
(1889–1966)
17 November 1944 17 April 1945 0 years, 151 days   People's Democratic Paasikivi, Juho KustiJuho Kusti Paasikivi (KOK)
19
Sakari Tuomioja
Tuomioja, SakariSakari Tuomioja
(1911–1964)
17 April 1945 17 July 1945 0 years, 91 days   National Progressive Paasikivi, Juho KustiJuho Kusti Paasikivi (KOK)
20
Ralf Törngren
Törngren, RalfRalf Törngren
(1899–1961)
17 July 1945 29 July 1948 3 years, 12 days   Swedish People's Paasikivi, Juho KustiJuho Kusti Paasikivi (KOK)
(17 July 1945 – 9 March 1946)
Mauno Pekkala (SKDL)
(9 March 1946 – 29 July 1948)
(17)
Onni Hiltunen
Hiltunen, OnniOnni Hiltunen
(1895–1971)
29 July 1948 17 March 1950 1 year, 231 days   Social Democratic Fagerholm, Karl-AugustKarl-August Fagerholm (SDP)
21
V. J. Sukselainen
Sukselainen, V. J.V. J. Sukselainen
(1906–1995)
17 March 1950 17 January 1951 0 years, 306 days   Agrarian Kekkonen, UrhoUrho Kekkonen (ML)
(17)
Onni Hiltunen
Hiltunen, OnniOnni Hiltunen
(1895–1971)
17 January 1951 20 September 1951 0 years, 246 days   Social Democratic Kekkonen, UrhoUrho Kekkonen (ML)
22
Viljo Rantala
Rantala, ViljoViljo Rantala
(1892–1980)
20 September 1951 9 July 1953 1 year, 292 days   Social Democratic Kekkonen, UrhoUrho Kekkonen (ML)
(12)
Juho Niukkanen
Niukkanen, JuhoJuho Niukkanen
(1888–1954)
9 July 1953 17 November 1953 0 years, 131 days   Agrarian Kekkonen, UrhoUrho Kekkonen (ML)
23
Tuure Junnila
Junnila, TuureTuure Junnila
(1910–1999)
17 November 1953 5 May 1954 0 years, 169 days   National Coalition Tuomioja, SakariSakari Tuomioja (Ind.)
(21)
V. J. Sukselainen
Sukselainen, V. J.V. J. Sukselainen
(1906–1995)
5 May 1954 20 October 1954 0 years, 168 days   Agrarian Törngren, RalfRalf Törngren (RKP)
24
Penna Tervo
Tervo, PennaPenna Tervo
(1901–1956)
20 October 1954 26 February 1956 † 1 year, 129 days   Social Democratic Kekkonen, UrhoUrho Kekkonen (ML)
25
Aarre Simonen
Simonen, AarreAarre Simonen
(1913–1977)
3 March 1956 27 May 1957 1 year, 85 days   Social Democratic Fagerholm, Karl-AugustKarl-August Fagerholm (SDP)
26
Nils Meinander
Meinander, NilsNils Meinander
(1910–1985)
27 May 1957 2 July 1957 0 years, 36 days   Swedish People's Sukselainen, V. J.V. J. Sukselainen (ML)
27
Martti Miettunen
Miettunen, MarttiMartti Miettunen
(1907–2002)
2 July 1957 29 November 1957 0 years, 150 days   Agrarian Sukselainen, V. J.V. J. Sukselainen (ML)
28
Lauri Hietanen
Hietanen, LauriLauri Hietanen
(1902–1971)
29 November 1957 26 April 1958 0 years, 148 days   Independent Fieandt, Rainer vonRainer von Fieandt (Ind.)
29
Ilmo Nurmela
Nurmela, IlmoIlmo Nurmela
(1903–1974)
26 April 1958 29 August 1958 0 years, 125 days   Independent Kuuskoski, ReinoReino Kuuskoski (Ind.)
30
Päiviö Hetemäki
Hetemäki, PäiviöPäiviö Hetemäki
(1913–1980)
29 August 1958 13 January 1959 0 years, 137 days   National Coalition Fagerholm, Karl-AugustKarl-August Fagerholm (SDP)
31
Wiljam Sarjala
Sarjala, WiljamWiljam Sarjala
(1901–1977)
13 January 1959 13 April 1962 3 years, 90 days   Agrarian Sukselainen, V. J.V. J. Sukselainen (ML)
(13 January 1959 – 14 July 1961)
Martti Miettunen (ML)
(14 July 1961 – 13 April 1962)
32
Osmo P. Karttunen
Karttunen, Osmo P.Osmo P. Karttunen
(1922–1985)
13 April 1962 13 December 1963 1 year, 244 days   National Coalition Karjalainen, AhtiAhti Karjalainen (ML)
33
Mauno Jussila
Jussila, MaunoMauno Jussila
(1908–1988)
13 December 1963 18 December 1963 0 years, 5 days   Agrarian Karjalainen, AhtiAhti Karjalainen (ML)
34
Esko Rekola
Rekola, EskoEsko Rekola
(born 1919)
18 December 1963 12 September 1964 0 years, 269 days   Independent Lehto, Reino RagnarReino Ragnar Lehto (Ind.)
35
Esa Kaitila
Kaitila, EsaEsa Kaitila
(1909–1975)
12 September 1964 27 May 1966 1 year, 257 days   People's
(1951 – 1965)
Liberals
(1965 – 1966)
Virolainen, JohannesJohannes Virolainen (KESK)
36
Mauno Koivisto
Koivisto, MaunoMauno Koivisto
(born 1923)
27 May 1966 31 December 1967 1 year, 218 days   Social Democratic Paasio, RafaelRafael Paasio (SDP)
37
Eino Raunio
Raunio, EinoEino Raunio
(1909–1979)
1 January 1968 14 May 1970 2 years, 133 days   Social Democratic Paasio, RafaelRafael Paasio (SDP)
(1 January 1968 – 22 March 1968)
Mauno Koivisto (SDP)
(22 March 1968 – 14 May 1970)
(30)
Päiviö Hetemäki
Hetemäki, PäiviöPäiviö Hetemäki
(1913–1980)
14 May 1970 15 July 1970 0 years, 62 days   Independent Aura, TeuvoTeuvo Aura (Ind.)
38
Carl Olof Tallgren
Tallgren, Carl OlofCarl Olof Tallgren
(born 1927)
15 July 1970 29 October 1971 1 year, 106 days   Swedish People's Karjalainen, AhtiAhti Karjalainen (KESK)
(30)
Päiviö Hetemäki
Hetemäki, PäiviöPäiviö Hetemäki
(1913–1980)
29 October 1971 23 February 1972 0 years, 117 days   Independent Aura, TeuvoTeuvo Aura (Ind.)
(36)
Mauno Koivisto
Koivisto, MaunoMauno Koivisto
(born 1923)
23 February 1972 4 September 1972 0 years, 194 days   Social Democratic Paasio, RafaelRafael Paasio (SDP)
39
Johannes Virolainen
Virolainen, JohannesJohannes Virolainen
(1914–2000)
4 September 1972 13 June 1975 2 years, 282 days   Centre Sorsa, KaleviKalevi Sorsa (SDP)
40
Heikki Tuominen
Tuominen, HeikkiHeikki Tuominen
(1920–2010)
13 June 1975 30 November 1975 0 years, 170 days   Independent Liinamaa, KeijoKeijo Liinamaa (Ind.)
41
Paul Paavela
Paavela, PaulPaul Paavela
(1931–1980)
30 November 1975 29 September 1976 0 years, 304 days   Social Democratic Miettunen, MarttiMartti Miettunen (KESK)
(34)
Esko Rekola
Rekola, EskoEsko Rekola
(born 1919)
29 September 1976 15 May 1977 0 years, 228 days   Independent Miettunen, MarttiMartti Miettunen (KESK)
(41)
Paul Paavela
Paavela, PaulPaul Paavela
(1931–1980)
15 May 1977 26 maj 1979 2 years, 11 days   Social Democratic Sorsa, KaleviKalevi Sorsa (SDP)
42
Ahti Pekkala
Pekkala, AhtiAhti Pekkala
(born 1924)
26 May 1979 31 January 1986 6 years, 250 days   Centre Koivisto, MaunoMauno Koivisto (SDP)
(26 May 1979 – 26 January 1982)
Kalevi Sorsa (SDP)
(26 January 1982 – 31 January 1986)
43
Esko Ollila
Ollila, EskoEsko Ollila
(born 1940)
1 February 1986 30 April 1987 1 year, 88 days   Centre Sorsa, KaleviKalevi Sorsa (SDP)
44
Erkki Liikanen
Liikanen, ErkkiErkki Liikanen
(born 1950)
30 April 1987 28 February 1990 3 years, 1 day   Social Democratic Holkeri, HarriHarri Holkeri (KOK)
45
Matti Louekoski
Louekoski, MattiMatti Louekoski
(born 1941)
1 March 1990 26 April 1991 1 year, 56 days   Social Democratic Holkeri, HarriHarri Holkeri (KOK)
46
Iiro Viinanen
Viinanen, IiroIiro Viinanen
(born 1944)
26 April 1991 2 February 1996 4 years, 282 days   National Coalition Aho, EskoEsko Aho (KESK)
(26 April 1991 – 13 April 1995)
Paavo Lipponen (SDP)
(13 April 1995 – 2 February 1996)
47
Sauli Niinistö
Niinistö, SauliSauli Niinistö
(born 1948)
2 February 1996 17 April 2003 7 years, 74 days   National Coalition Lipponen, PaavoPaavo Lipponen (SDP)
48
Antti Kalliomäki
Kalliomäki, AnttiAntti Kalliomäki
(born 1947)
17 April 2003 22 September 2005 2 years, 159 days   Social Democratic Jäätteenmäki, AnneliAnneli Jäätteenmäki (KESK)
(17 April 2003 – 24 June 2003)
Matti Vanhanen (KESK)
(24 June 2003 – 22 September 2005)
49
Eero Heinäluoma
Heinäluoma, EeroEero Heinäluoma
(born 1955)
23 September 2005 19 April 2007 1 year, 208 days   Social Democratic Vanhanen, MattiMatti Vanhanen (KESK)
50
Jyrki Katainen
Katainen, JyrkiJyrki Katainen
(born 1971)
19 April 2007 22 Juni 2011 4 years, 64 days   National Coalition Vanhanen, MattiMatti Vanhanen (KESK)
(19 April 2007 – 22 June 2010)
Mari Kiviniemi
(22 June 2010 – 22 June 2011)
51
Jutta Urpilainen
Urpilainen, JuttaJutta Urpilainen
(born 1975)
[1]
22 June 2011 6 June 2014 2 years, 349 days   Social Democratic Katainen, JyrkiJyrki Katainen (KOK)
52
Antti Rinne
Rinne, AnttiAntti Rinne
(born 1962)
6 June 2014 Incumbent 0 years, 199 days   Social Democratic Katainen, JyrkiJyrki Katainen (KOK)
(6 June 2014 – 24 June 2014)
Alexander Stubb (KOK)
(since 24 June 2014)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sdp valitsi ministerinsä" (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. 2011-06-18. Retrieved 2011-06-18.