Press release 12.9.2005

Appointment news from Statistics Finland:
Hannele Orjala appointed Director of Business Trends Unit

Hannele Orjala, Master of Social Sciences, has been appointed Director of Statistics Finland's Business Trends Unit for the five-year period between 1 October 2005 - 30 September 2010.

The Business Trends Unit produces and develops statistics, databases and services as well as related know-how concerning business trends, transport and tourism. The Unit also maintains Statistics Finland's Register of Enterprises and Establishments.

Hannele Orjala transfers to her new post from the position of Marketing Director at Statistics Finland, which she has held since 1997. Prior to this Ms Orjala worked in a number of expert and management positions at Statistics Finland. She also has wide experience in international consulting at national statistical institutes abroad and in international co-operation in the working groups of Eurostat and the OECD.

Further information:
Heli Mikkelä, Chief Information Officer, tel.: +358 9 1734 2235, mobile: +35 50 568 7444

Contact details for Hannele Orjala:
tel.: +358 9 1734 3582
mobile: +358 50 500 3319
email: firstname.lastname@stat.fi