Finnish governor Rehn will run for president

Marja Nykänen will be acting governor of Bank of Finland while Tuomas Välimäki takes ECB role

Olli Rehn
Olli Rehn
Photo: Bank of Finland/Karoliina Vuorenmäki

Finland’s central bank governor Olli Rehn has announced his candidacy for the country’s next presidential election.

The Bank of Finland said first deputy governor Marja Nykänen will lead the institution in Rehn’s absence. Rehn nominated BoF central bank board member Tuomas Välimäki to fill his role on the European Central Bank’s governing council, with full voting rights.

Rehn announced he would run for the presidency at a press conference today (June 21), saying he would take leave from his

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 or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

Register for Central Banking

All fields are mandatory unless otherwise highlighted

This address will be used to create your account

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