The Board of The Finnish Institute of International Affairs has chosen on 7 December, 2009 Master of Law Helena Lehtovirta as the new Head of Administration for the institute. She will begin her post on 11 January 2010.

Helena Lehtovirta has served as the Head of Office for Personnel Management and Legal Affairs at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) since 2003. She has also previously worked as an attorney at both HUT and the private sector.