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Ilkka Olavi Olavi SUOMINEN

Ilkka Olavi SUOMINEN, Speaker of the Eduskunta. Commander of the National Order of Merit, France, 1983; Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland, 1986; Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Representative of Germany, 1988; Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, 1992; Doctor of Technology, H.C., Tampere University, 1992.

Background

  • SUOMINEN, Ilkka Olavi was born on April 8, 1939 in Nakkila, Finland. Parents: Leo Suominen and Anna Suominen (née Mattsson).

  • Education

    • University of Helsinki, Master's degree, Politics, 1969. Spoken languages: Swedish, English, German.

    Career

    • Leader of the National Coalition Party, 1979-1991. Speaker, 1987; member. Foreign Relations Committee, 1983-1987.

      Vice-chairman, Finnish-Soviet Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation, 1987. Minister of Trade and Industry, 1987-1991. Member of Eduskunta, 1970-1975, since 1983.

      Vice Chairman. European Democrat Union.; Speaker of the Eduskunta. 1991 -; Pres, of the Nordic Council, 1992.

      President, Parliamentary Assembly of the CSCE, since 1992. Managing Director, J.W. Suominen Oy (Textiles), 1975-1979. Chairman, Supervisory Board, Oy Alko Ab, 1980-1988, since 1991, Director, 1988-1991.

      Auditor, Finnair, since 1979. Chairman, Supervisory Board, Finnish Export Credit Ltd, 1987-1990. Chairman, Board of Directors, ICL Data (Finland), since 1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: National Coalition Party

    Religion

    Lutheran.

    Membership

    Manager Board since 1982. Pari. 1970-1975, since 1983.
    • Clubs: Paasikivi Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Hunting, fishing.

    Connections

    • Spouse Riitta Marja Kristiina (neé Suhonen), 1977.
    • father: Leo Suominen
    • mother: Anna Suominen
    • spouse: Riitta Suhonen
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