Mr Terävä joined the European Commission and DG Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology in 2002.
Mr Terävä is currently Head of "Regulatory Coordination & Users" in DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology. From 2003 until May 2009 Mr Terävä worked in DG INFSO at Unit dealing with the electronic communications consultation procedures provided in EU telecoms rules. He was appointed as "Head of Sector" in 2006 and "Deputy Head of Unit" in 2008.
Prior to joining the Commission he worked at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU and at the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Finland.