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Pertti Edvard SALOLAINEN

Pertti Edvard SALOLAINEN, Finnish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Trade. Commander of the Order of the Finnish Lion.


  • SALOLAINEN, Pertti Edvard was born in 190 in ctober 1940, Helsinki, Finland. Parents: Edvard Paavali Salolainen and Ella Elisabeth (née Lundqvisl).

  • Education

    • Helsinki School of Economics, Master of Science., Economics. 1961-1969; spoken languages: Swedish, English, German.


    • Member of City Council, City of Helsinki, 1972-1984. Interparliamentary Union (IPU), 1982-1987.; Member, Legal Cltec., Nordic Council.

      ; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Trade. Member of Parliament, since 1970;Chairman, Helsinki District, National Coalition Party, 1973-1976. Chairman, Finance Committee, 1979-1987.

      Chairman, National Coalition Party, since 1991. Minister for Foreign Trade, 1991-. TV newsreader and Editor, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 65.

      Producer of Economic Programmes, 1965-1966. London correspondent, 1966-1969. Member of Administrative Board’s Work Committee, 1970-1987.

      Member of Administrative Board’s Work Committee, Outokumpu Mining Company, 1979-1991. Member of the Administrative Board, Suomi-Salama Insurance Company, 1980-1991. London, 1966; British Broadcasting Corporation London Correspondent, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 1966-1970.

      Director, Finnish Employers Confederation, 1969-1989.


    • EC-EFTA Comparative Study, 1969.


    Party affiliation: National Coalition Party




    Clubs: Board Member, World Wide Fund for Nature, 1972-1989. Founder of the Finnish Fund.



    Nature photography, tennis. Foreign policy, nature conservation.


    • Spouse Anja Sonninen (née Sonninen), 1964. Children: Maarit, Markus.
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