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University of Helsinki VERIFIN - Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention
Contact Information:
A. I. Virtasen aukio 1 (P.O. Box 55)
Department of Chemistry
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
tel. +358 2941 50443
fax +358 2941 50437
E-mail (generic)


VERIFIN is an institute in the Department of Chemistry under the Faculty of Science in the University of Helsinki

Organization chart

Organization chart

Governing board

Activities and financial matters of VERIFIN are guided and controlled by the Governing Board.

Name Title Affiliation
Anne Sipiläinen Undersecretary of State Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Chairman
Heikki Tenhu Head of the Department of Chemistry University of Helsinki
Jouko Väänänen Dean, Faculty of Science University of Helsinki
Mikael Långström First Secretary Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Marjo Berglund Head of the finance department University of Helsinki
Risto Hakoila Financial Director Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Sampo Eskelinen Chief of Planning The Finnish Defence Forces
Paula Vanninen Director VERIFIN
Matti Kuula Chemist VERIFIN
Kira Sivula Board Secretary VERIFIN