Harri Syväsalmi

Secretary General, Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports

Harri Syväsalmi is Secretary General of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports. During his long career as a civil servant, Harri Syväsalmi has had several director positions in the Ministry of Education and Culture (from 1990). As a Counsellor on gaming issues heattended to EU Council’s Working Party on Establishment and Services 2007-2010. From 1st June 2016 he started as a Secretary General of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports. He is also a member of the board of Veikkaus Ltd. Mr. Syväsalmi has been actively involved in the international work for preserving the integrity of sport. He participated to the establishment of the World Anti -Doping Agency where he served as the first Secretary General (2000 -2001) and Director General (2002-2003). He has co-chaired the EU Council’s Expert Group of Good Governance (match-fixing)2011–2014 and is currently chairing EUCouncil’s Expert Group on Match Fixing. Mr. Syväsalmi also chaired the Drafting Group of the International Convention to combat the manipulation of sports competitions as well as the subgroup with focus on sports issues. He is a vice-chair of the National Advisory Board for sport -related ethical questions and a chair of its Steering Committee i.e.National Platform