President appoints new Bank of Finland member

FINLAND - Finnish President Tarja Halonen on Friday appointed a surprise candidate to the Bank of Finland's board after an embarrassed government dropped the nominations of two veteran politicians.

Halonen said she had appointed former banker Pentti Hakkarainen because he was the only candidate that she and the whole government could back unanimously.

Hakkarainen is the former head of Leonia Bank, now part of the Sampo bancassurance group.

Earlier, the government had proposed former prime

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.centralbanking.com/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: