Ambassador, Senior Adviser, Northern Policies Department of Europe, Finland
Currently he is Secretary-General of Finland’s Arctic Advisory Board, Ambassador and Special Adviser on northern policies at the MFA’s Arctic Team (since 1.9.2016). He worked as Ambassador of Finland to six countries – to Lithuania and Belarus in 1.1.2013 -31.8.2016 and to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan in 1.9.2008 – 31.1.2012. He was Deputy to the Minister and Chief of the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation at the MFA in 2005-2008. He has gained experience on arctic issues already through his involvement in the Northern Dimension process in 1996- 1998.