As of 1 January 2022, Mr Sami Yläoutinen has been appointed as the Auditor General of the National Audit Office of Finland and with this, he has taken on the role of Chair of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Audit.
Mr Yläoutinen transferred to the NAOF from the Finnish Ministry of Finance, where he worked for over 20 years in various positions, most recently as Budget Director. During 2011-2014, Mr Yläoutinen worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He is a Doctor of Sciences in Economics from the University of Jyväskylä where his doctoral dissertation focused on fiscal frameworks.
Mr Yläoutinen looks forward to taking on the tasks of Chair especially upon the Working Group’s 30th anniversary.
“Climate change and loss of biodiversity are global challenges also from an economic perspective and solving these issues call for efficient cooperation. The upcoming year will undoubtedly be a busy and eventful one both within the WGEA and globally.“