FICORA's new organisation structure and executive changes
Published 21.12.2012The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) announces a new organisation structure from the beginning of 2013. The purpose of the new organisation is to better meet the challenges of the current operational environment and FICORA's strategy. Starting as a new function is the centralised Stakeholders Division.
Mr Timo Lehtimäki, who has been the head of the current Networks and Security profit area for more than a decade, has been appointed as the new CEO of State Security Networks Ltd from the beginning of January 2013. Lehtimäki will be replaced by Ms Kirsi Karlamaa on 1 January 2013. She currently heads the Radio Frequencies profit area. The Security Division is responsible for the duties of the National Communications Security Authority (CERT-FI and NCSA-FI information security functions) and for the viability of communications networks and services.
Open position for the director of the Spectrum Management Division
The name of the current Radio Frequencies profit area changes to Spectrum Management at the turn of the year. It is still responsible for the planning and use of radio frequencies, licences and investigation of radio interference. As of 1 of January 2013, Mr Tapio Penkkala has been appointed acting director of Radio Frequencies until the successor of Kirsi Karlamaa has been appointed.
Also starting its function at the beginning of the year is the Markets Division (former Communications Markets and Services). For example, the division is responsible for economic supervision, matters related to universal service and acts as the state aid authority for broadband deployment in rural areas. The Markets Division is headed by Ms Johanna Juusela.
FICORA centralises customer relationship management
Starting as a new function is the Stakeholders Division. The Stakeholders Division focuses on providing services to citizens and other stakeholders. The majority or FICORA's services, such as fi-domain names and short-term TV and radio licences are among the division's responsibilities. The division is headed by Ms Liisa Räsänen.
FICORA's organisation as of 1 January 2013 [PDF, 226 KB]