Management and organization of YTK Unemployment Fund

Running and managing the unemployment fund's operations requires versatile expertise and solid know-how. We have those!

YTK's organization

We employ more than two hundred professionals for unemployment security.

Our office is located in Loimaa, from where we handle the processing of applications and customer service. The production of our services is supported by business premises maintenance, finance and investment operations, HR, law, public relations and lobbying as well as development and IT. In addition, we have business premises in Turku, where we carry out application processing and customer service. However, during the coronavirus epidemic, we have mainly worked remotely.

All unemployment funds are corporations operating on the mutual liability principle, which means that the YTK members own YTK and decide how YTK works. The general decision-making council of YTK is the general meeting of the Fund, at which the members of YTK elect the Fund's Board of Directors. In addition to the Chairman, the Board of Directors consists of four members. Each year, the Board of Directors elects a Vice Chairman from among its members and appoints a secretary to the Board of Directors. In addition, the Board of Directors appoints the CEO of the unemployment fund and, on a proposal from the CEO, the other members of the Management Team.

YTK Board of Directors 2023

The Unemployment Fund's Board of Directors directs and supervises the operations of the fund and its senior management. For this work, the members of the Board of Directors must have sufficient expertise and know-how. According to the position of the Financial Supervisory Authority, the administration in the unemployment fund requires legal, financial, unemployment security, investment, management, internal control and risk management skills. Our board of directors fully represents all of these. We are proud of our board – with their help, the number of members is increasing, administrative costs are the lowest, measured customer satisfaction is at its peak and we have also been selected among the best workplaces in Finland!

Mervi Airaksinen
(full member, Member of the YTK Board of Directors since the beginning of 2021)
Mervi has worked in the ICT industry for 20 years and has been carrying board responsibilities for ten years. Mervi has worked as the CEO of IBM Finland, Cisco Systems Finland and the Baltics as well as of Also Finland. Mervi has board and advisory roles at the Learning Intelligence Group, Nordic Morning Group, University of Vaasa and Technology Industries of Finland (Teknologiateollisuus ry). Mervi holds a Master's degree in Economics and her key areas of expertise are ICT and the digitalisation of operations.

Mikko-Pekka Hanski
(Chair, member of the YTK Board of Directors since the beginning of 2018)
Mikko-Pekka is one of the founders of the digital design company Idean. In 2017, Capgemini acquired Idean's business, and the Finnish company grew into a global design agency. In the international growth company, Mikko-Pekka's task has been to develop, sell and improve the customer experience of the new business. Mikko-Pekka's expertise includes customer experience, service design and marketing.

Junno Roine
(full member, Member of the YTK Board of Directors since the beginning of 2021)
​​​​​​​Junno has been active in the financial sector for over 20 years. Currently, Junno is the CEO and a partner at PURO Finance Oy. Previously, he held various positions at Nordea Finance, where he most recently worked as Chief Operating Officer. Junno brings long-term expertise in the financial sector and comprehensive board experience in to YTK. YTK is a matter close to Junno's heart.

Minna Vanhala-Harmanen
(full member, Member of the YTK Board of Directors since the beginning of 2022)
Minna, a lawyer by training, currently follows the changes in working life as the CEO of the Association of Family Enterprises (Perheyritysten liitto).  Prior to this vantage point, Minna worked for a long time as the CEO at the HR services company Opteam and it's follow-up Barona. With these tasks, Minna has become a strong expert when it comes to the transformation of working life. This is a key area of expertise in leading the YTK towards the future in an ever-changing world.


Elina Koskela
​​​​​​​Toni Rannikko
Elina Seppälä
​​​​​​​Maija Soininen

YTK's Management Team

Auli Hänninen, managing director
​​​​​​​Paula Virri, general Counsel
Riikka Koski, CFO
Satu Koskinen, chief information officer
Anna Mäkelä-Mäki, service director
Ilona Kangas, director of communications and customer relations
​​​​​​​Anne Pihlava, chief human resources officer

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