Press Releases 2015
Jukka Juusti appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence
At the plenary session on 10 September 2015, the Finnish Government has appointed Mr Jukka Juusti as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. His term of office will start on 1 January 2016 and it will end on 31 December 2020.
Jukka Matti Juusti (born in 1955) has a long career in the defence administration, covering a variety of tasks and responsibilities also on international level. He was appointed Director General of the Resource Policy Department at the Ministry of Defence in 2012. Prior to that, Jukka Juusti has acted as Deputy Chief of Staff (Logistics and Armaments), Chief Engineer and Chief of Armaments in the Defence Forces; Director of Armaments in the European Defence Agency (EDA); and he has also served at the Mission of Finland to Nato and has held the National Armaments Director Representative position. Director General Juusti was graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1979. He also completed the MDA degree (Master in Defence Administration) in the Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK) in 1989.
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