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Katriina Luoma to be appointed Director of FINAS Accreditation Service

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

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Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

Katriina Luoma has been employed at FINAS since 2020, first as lead assessor, and from 2021​ as the head of unit. She acted as technical assessor for FINAS for more than 10 years before being appointed 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
Twitter: @K1mmoPeltonen

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