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News article2 August 2018European Anti-Fraud Office1 min read

OLAF welcomes its new Director-General, Mr Ville Itälä



Mr Ville Itälä joins the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as Director-General as of 1 August 2018. He will have a seven year, non-renewable term.

Professional background

Before joining OLAF, Mr Itälä was a member of the European Court of Auditors for six years, and prior to that, a Member of the European Parliament.

In his native Finland, he held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.

He obtained a Master in Law from Turku University, in Finland, and a Master in Law with court training from Vehmaa District Court.

As well as Finnish, he speaks English and Swedish.

See his full CV here.


Publication date
2 August 2018
European Anti-Fraud Office
News type
  • OLAF news article