The President of the Republic appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Arja Makkonen to serve as Head of Mission at Finland’s Embassy in Vilnius, starting on 1 September 2020.
Makkonen has served as Roving Ambassador to the South Caucasus, based in Helsinki, since 2016. She has worked as Head of Mission at the Finnish Embassy in Kiev and as Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow and Warsaw. Additionally, she has experience of the Diplomatic Service from posts in Paris, Kuala Lumpur and Brussels.
Makkonen joined the Foreign Ministry in 1989. She holds a Master of Arts degree.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 17 April 2020