Organisation structure

Hansel’s organisation consists of a personnel of 75 experts and a Board of five members, elected by the Annual General Meeting. The Board is chaired by Timo Laitinen, Director General of the State Treasury. The Board of Directors consists of five members, including one personnel representative. Members of the Board of Directors cannot simultaneously be members of the company’s operative management. Decision-making is compliant with the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act and Hansel’s articles of association.

Corporate responsibility is managed and its implementation monitored as part of the company’s strategic management. The Board will look at relevant parts of the corporate responsibility report, commenting on selected themes and publications. The Board has not appointed any members specialising in corporate responsibility, nor are the Board’s fees tied to the results of CSR activities.

Hansel’s Executive Committee is nominated by the Board of Directors on the basis of a proposal by the Managing Director. The Executive Committee has five members, including the Managing Director: two male and three female members.

The organisation of Hansel


The Category Management and Procurement Support department is in charge of the company’s framework agreements, which are divided into three sectors: ICT procurement, Procurement of administrative services, and Material and technical service procurement. The department consists of experts from various sectors, consultants specialising in framework agreements, and the Procurement support unit that serves and assists customers in internal simplified tendering processes related to framework agreements. The department also has a group specialising in electronic tendering processes.

The Account and Stakeholder Management Department is responsible for sales promotion, marketing, customer service and stakeholder cooperation. The unit carried out an extensive stakeholder analysis in autumn 2016.

The Legal and Competitive Tendering Department offers not only services related to common procurement tendering and contract management but also to the practical implementation of Hansel’s and the central government’s procurement processes, and legal consultation services.

The tasks of the Finance, HR and communications department consist of financial administration, HR management and communications. The department is responsible for the company’s management and external accounting and for corporate responsibility reporting. Communications is responsible for internal and external communication and brand management, and related development projects. HR takes care of resourcing and competence development.

Digital Services operated until 31 August 2016 under the name of ICT, being responsible for system maintenance and development. The unit plays an active role in development projects relating to the digitalisation of government administration.

The company’s premises are in the Helsinki main post office building. Hansel has no international operations.

Internal audit

The role of Internal audit is to support the Board of Directors and the Managing Director in supervisory duties prescribed by law and the Board’s rules of procedure, and to perform other internal audit and risk management related duties assigned by the Managing Director and the Board of Directors. Internal audit reports to the Board of Directors.

Internal audit has been outsourced to PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy (PwC). The Board decided that the Expert services and Hansel’s HR processes would be audited in 2016.

The internal inspection did not detect any risks requiring immediate action, nor made any significant observations. The observations were related to working hours management, appropriate use of systems, sharing of best practices, and operating practices, especially with regard to monitoring.