Contact information


E-mail: yvv(at) 
Personnel e-mail: firstname.surname(at)
Media contacts: [email protected]
Issues concerning trafficking in human beings: ihmiskauppa.yvv(at)
Issues concerning monitoring removal from the country ilmoitukset.yvv(at)

If you wish, you may send sensitive and confidential information to us as a secure email. Read more on Instructions for contacting the Ombudsman -site.

Telephone numbers:

Customer service number: +358 (0) 295 666 817 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10-12 AM) 
Switch Board: +358 (0) 295 666 800
Media contacts: +358 (0) 295 666 813
Fax: +358 (0) 295 666 829


Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman
PO Box 24
FI-00023 Government

Street address: Ratapihantie 9, Helsinki

Personnel at the Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman

The personnel of the office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman works in multiple teams: Team working on discrimination issues, administration team, communications team and team working on issues related to trafficking in human beings, removal from the country and rights of foreign nationals. 



Administration team

Secretary Svetlana Burenicheva
Executive Assistant Paula Hannus
Department Secretary Elena Leinonen
Administration Officer Juho-Pekko Ryhänen
Planning Officer Massimo Zanasi

Team working on equality issues

Senior Adviser, team leader Robin Harms
Senior Officer Jussi Aaltonen
Junior Officer Airin Bahmani
Senior Officer Elli Björkberg
Senior Officer Mikko Joronen
Senior Officer Matti Jutila
Officer Elin Jungar
Intern Ella Kovanen
Senior Officer Marko Leimio
Officer Mervi Majoinen
Senior Officer Sanna Mannonen
Intern Minna-Mari Möttönen
Junior Officer Ville Rantala
Officer Toni Tuomi

Team working on issues related to trafficking in human beings, removal from the country, violence against women and rights of foreign nationals

Senior Adviser, team leader Tiina Valonen
Researcher Heini Kainulainen
Senior Officer Päivi Keskitalo
Senior Officer Maija Koskenoja
Intern Rebekka Nurmala
Senior Officer Marjo Rantala
Senior Officer Joonas Rundgren
Senior Officer Anni Valovirta
Senior Officer Liisa Välimäki
Senior Officer Linnea West

Communications team

Team leader, Communications Manager Maria Swanljung
Communications Specialist Mirka Mokko
Communications Specialist Ruusa Myllyaho
Communications Intern Elli Peltonen