The Economic Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, has 10-20 members appointed by the Government, some of which are also members of the Government.
Currently the Council includes: the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, and eight other Members of Government, the director general of the Confederation of Finnish industry and the President of the Confederation of Agricultural Producers and forest Owners (MTK), the President of the Confederation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), the executive director of the Central Chamber of Commerce, the Managing Director of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, the Governor of the Bank of Finland, the chairman of the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK), the Director of the Confederation of Finnish industry and the Executive Director the local Government Association of Finland, the President of the Confederation of knowledge workers (AKAVA).
The Economic Council also has permanent advisers.
The Economic Council is appointed for the duration of a Government term. However, participation by Members of Government is limited to the duration of their ministerial term.