Press release 251/2012
29 October 2012
Mari-Kaisa Brander will start as Press Attaché to Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb on 19 November. Minister Stubb's current Press Attaché Antti Timonen will take up the task of Head of Communications Strategy Unit for the EPP Group in the European Parliament on 1 November.
Master of Social Sciences Mari-Kaisa Brander will leave her position as the sub-editor of Avotakka magazine to join Minister Stubb's cabinet as Press Attaché. Brander has a long history as an editor and a sub-editor for TV and radio news, morning TV and Urheiluruutu sports news for YLE, MTV3 news and Finnish desk of the Swedish radio. She has also worked as a press consultant and intern at the press department of the UN headquarters in New York.
In his new task Antti Timonen will be in charge of communications planning for the largest political group in the European Parliament, the European People's Party, including preparations for the 2014 European Parliament elections. Timonen's previous tasks include Advisor for Internet and New Media and Press Advisor for the EPP and Political Advisor to MEP Piia-Noora Kauppi. He has worked for the parliamentary group of the National Coalition Party and the Helsinki School of Economics and in ICT companies in Finland and France. Timonen holds a Master's degree from the Toulouse School of Economics.
Lauri Tierala, Master of Political Science, will continue as Political Adviser to Minister Stubb.
Further information: Political Adviser Lauri Tierala, tel. +358 40 841 7141, email: email@example.com