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Katriina Luoma to be appointed Director of FINAS Accreditation Service

Publication date 17.2.2023 8.46
Press release
Katriina Luoma (Photo: Veikko Somerpuro)

Katriina Luoma, M.A. (Food Science), has been appointed Director of FINAS. She will start in the position on 1 March 2023.

Katriina Luoma has been employed at FINAS since 2020, first as the lead assessor, and as the head of unit from 2021. She acted as the technical assessor at FINAS for more than 10 years before being appointed the lead assessor. Before moving over to FINAS, Katriina Luoma worked in a variety of laboratory supervisory positions in the food industry for about 20 years.

FINAS is the national accreditation body in Finland that certifies calibration and testing laboratories, certification bodies, inspection bodies, providers of proficiency testing as well as greenhouse gas and EMAS verifiers and biobank operators. The tasks of FINAS accreditation service include accreditation assessments based on the authorities’ requirements. FINAS operates as an independent and impartial unit within the Tukes organisation.

The position was declared vacant upon the retirement of FINAS’ current director Risto Suominen. A total of 19 applications were received for the position.

Further information:

Director General Kimmo Peltonen, tel. +358 295 052 157
[email protected]
Twitter: @K1mmoPeltonen

Director Katriina Luoma (From 1 March 2023 )
tel. +358 295 052 102
[email protected]
Twitter: @luoma_katriina

See also:

FINAS website

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