Matti Vanhala to retire on disability pension

The Bank of Finland announced on Thursday 11 March that Governor Matti Vanhala will retire from 1 April. Deputy Governor Matti Louekoski will assume his responsibilities until a replacement is found.

The Governor of the Bank of Finland, Matti Vanhala will take sick leave from next Monday, 15 March, and retire on disability pension from 1 April 2004. Mr Vanhala's departure from the Bank is due to his previously-diagnosed cancer. His future medical treatment prevents his continued handling of h