Juha Kostiainen appointed as Programme Director of the Public Administration Management Programme
Juha Kostiainen will start as the Director of Sitra’s Public Administration Management Programme. The goal of the four-year programme, which commences at the beginning of 2010, is to create new management and operating models and procedures for the public sector.
As of 1 September 2009 Juha Kostiainen, D.Sc. (Admin.), M.Sc., will start as the Director of Sitra’s Public Administration Management Programme. The tasks of the Director of the programme, which commences at the beginning of 2010, include preparing the four-year programme during the autumn, managing the programme and being in charge of the implementation. The goal of the programme is to create new management and operating models and procedures for the public sector.
“The Public Administration Management Programme is very necessary and topical, since the coming system-related changes will require new kinds of operating methods in society as well as deeper cooperation between the public and private sectors. Moreover, more than 600,000 people work in the public sector, and new management models and procedures can be used to increase job satisfaction, effectiveness and learning to a significant extent,” assures Mikko Kosonen, President of Sitra.
Programme Director Kostiainen has previously worked as a Business Director in Sitra’s Energy Programme, an assignment that he adopted at the beginning of 2009, transferring there from the post of Communication Development Director of YIT Oyj. Previously he has also worked as the Industry and Trade Director of the City of Tampere.
”I’m interested in this opportunity to work as the director of a new programme that is being prepared. In this position, I can combine my experience and know-how in executive tasks in the public and private sectors, as well as in social decision-making and urban research. Moreover, I am already familiar with Sitra’s operating method and organisation from when I worked with the Energy Programme,” says Kostiainen.