Association of Finnish Pharmacies (AFP)

Pieni Roobertinkatu 14 C
FI-00120 Helsinki, Finland

Tel. +358 10 6801 400 / info center


+358 9 647 167 / Info Center
+358 9 611 510 / Pharmaceutical dept.
+358 9 260 0281 / Database of the Pharmaceutical Preparations


General: info(at)
Database of the Pharmaceutical Preparations: taksa(at)
Personal: firstname.surname(at)

Risto Kanerva

Merja Hirvonen
Chief Executive Officer;
overall management and coordination of the AFP; international relations

Charlotta Sandler
Director of Pharmaceutical Affairs;
direction and planning of pharmaceutical issues, matters relating to the SII

Erkki Kostiainen
Director of Communications, M.Sc. (Pharm.);
coordination and development of AFP communications, media relations, publications, web services (content)

Hanna Kuntsi
Public Affairs Director

Olli-Pekka Tiainen
Managing Editor of the Apteekkari journal (Pharma-Press Ltd);
publishing of the Apteekkari journal

Elina Aaltonen
Communications, M.Sc. (Pharm.);
communications services, Editor-in-Chief of the Terveydeksi! magazine

Ilkka Harjula
Financial and Administrative Director;
pharmacy economics and financial analysis, secretary of AFP board and executive committee

Ari Jansen
Development Manager, M.Sc. (Pharm.);
responsible for the AFP database of pharmaceutical preparations

Annika Koivisto
Expert Pharmacist; M.Sc. (Pharm.);
Pharmacy services, training matters, secretary of the AFP education advisory board

Johanna Salimäki

Expert Pharmacist, Lic. Pharm.;
information about medicines, Tietotippa database, Asthma Programme in Pharmacies, patient safety

Iiro Salonen
Project Manager, M.Sc. (Pharm.);
ePrescriptions, online pharmacies

Sanna Siissalo
Expert pharmacist, Ph.D. (Pharm.);
Drug preparations and compounding, chemicals, foodstuffs and food supplements, quality assurance issues, OTC, secretary of the AFP committee on contract compounding