Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Staff & structure

(as of 17 August 2020)

  • E-mail address format: firstname.lastname@helcom.fi
  • Special characters (such as Nordic diacritics): use basic latin characters
  • Double names with hyphen: include hyphen (e.g. “Double-Name“)
  • Double names without hyphen: attach both names (e.g. “DoubleName“)

For general requests:

The HELCOM Secretariat

Rüdiger Strempel

An international lawyer by training, Rüdiger Strempel looks back on many years of experience of environmental law, policy, and diplomacy at the national and international levels, with a particular focus on international marine conservation.

Professional Secretaries
Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky (Pressure, Agri, MSP)
Jannica Haldin (State & Conservation, Gear)
Markus Helavuori (Maritime, Response, Fish)

Communication Secretary
Dominik Littfass

Administrative Officer
Riina Kero

Associate/Assisting Professional Secretaries
Susanna Kaasinen
Laura Kaikkonen
Petra Kääriä
Laura Meski
Marta Ruiz

Data Coordinator
Joni Kaitaranta

Administrative Assistant
Leena Heikkilä

ICT Administrator
Håkan Blomberg

Heini Ahtiainen
Luke Dodd
Katarzyna Droździel
Juuso Haapaniemi
Henri Jokinen
Mitra Julin
Andžej Miloš
Florent Nicolas
Kaisa Riiko
Owen Rowe
Manuel Sala Perez
Riku Varjopuro
Matleena Vuola
Jana Wolf

Currently no interns. Please consult our vacancies page for possible internship positions.

All staff in alphabetical order

Mock Employee
Heini Ahtiainen

Project Coordinator
(ACTION)
+358 40 621 3612

Mock Employee
Håkan Blomberg

ICT Administrator
+358 46 850 9200

Mock Employee
Luke Dodd

Project researcher
(ACTION)
+358 40 125 7785

Mock Employee
Katarzyna Droździel

Project Financial Coordinator
+358 40 584 2059

Mock Employee
Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky

Professional Secretary
(Pressure, Agri, MSP)
+358 40 630 9933

Mock Employee
Juuso Haapaniemi

Data Analyst
+358 40 652 9589

Mock Employee
Jannica Haldin

Professional Secretary
(Gear, State and Conservation)
+358 40 485 5905

Mock Employee
Leena Heikkilä

Administrative Assistant
+358 46 850 9202

Mock Employee
Markus Helavuori

Professional Secretary
(Maritime, Response, Fish)
+358 40 162 6520

Mock Employee
Henri Jokinen

Project Manager
(EU RETROUT)
+358 40 663 2867

Mock Employee
Mitra Julin

Administrative Assistant
+358 40 596 1263

Mock Employee
Susanna Kaasinen

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 536 5819

Mock Employee
Laura Kaikkonen

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 184 1370

Mock Employee
Joni Kaitaranta

Data Coordinator
+358 46 850 9206

Mock Employee
Riina Kero

Administrative Officer
+358 40 358 7701

Mock Employee
Petra Kääriä

Assisting Professional Secretary
+358 40 7530 016

Mock Employee
Dominik Littfass

Communication Secretary
+358 40 647 3996

Mock Employee
Laura Meski

Assisting Professional Secretary
+358 40 820 1725

Mock Employee
Andžej Miloš

GIS Developer
(COMPLETE)
+358 40 628 1869

Mock Employee
Florent Nicolas

Project Coordinator – Data Expert
(HASPS 3, CSHIPP)
+358 40 668 3145

Mock Employee
Kaisa Riiko

Project Coordinator
(SuMaNu, BSR Water)
+ 358 40 162 2295​

Mock Employee
Owen Rowe

Project Manager
(HELCOM Core Indicators, ACTION)
+ 358 40 162 2054

Mock Employee
Marta Ruiz

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 647 2424

Mock Employee
Manuel Sala Perez

Project Researcher
(COMPLETE)
+358 40 167 8611

Mock Employee
Rüdiger Strempel

Executive Secretary
+358 40 509 6031

Mock Employee
Riku Varjopuro

Maritime Spatial Planning Adviser
(HASPS 3)​
+358 400 604 236

Mock Employee
Matleena Vuola

Project Coordinator
(FanpLESStic-SEA)​
+358 40 509 5961

Mock Employee
Jana Wolf

Project Researcher
(BSAP UP, MFHS)