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Insurance company executive

Carl-Olaf Homen, Finnish insurance company executive.


Homen, Carl-Olaf was born on March 24, 1936 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Lars Herman and Arna Thyra (Strahlmann).


Bachelor of Laws, University Helsinki, 1959. Postgraduate, University Delaware, 1959—1960. Doctor of Education (honorary), University Abo, 1999.


Legal secretary, assistant chief international department Finnish Employers confederation, 1960-1964. Legal adviser Employers Federation Woodworking Industries, 1964-1966. Lawyer secretary board Oy Wilh.

Schuman Ab, 1966-1970, administrator director, 1970-1974. Secretary of state for defense Finland, 1974-1975. Managing director Industrial Mutual Insurance Company, Helsinki, 1975-1996.

Chairman Savings Bank Aktia, 1994—2002. President Finnish Sports Federation, 2000—2003. Board directors Kyro Ltd., 1997-2004.

Member High Court of Impeachment, 1990-2000.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Finnish-Swedish Labour Market Dictionary, 1966.


President, Swedish People's Party, Esbo, 1974-1977. President National Union Finnish Students, 1965. Secretary general Finnish Olympic Committee, 1969-1973, vice president, 1981-1984, president, 1985-1988.

Vice president State Sports Council, 1975-1976. President Finnish Amateur Athletic Association, 1977-1980. Member council European Athletic Association, 1979-1987, president, 1987-1999, honorary life president, since 1999.

Member council International Amateur Athletic Federation, 1987-1999. President League of Finnish-American Societies, 1997-2000.


Married Beat-Marie Wangel, February 22, 1964 (deceased May 17, 2007). Children: Carina, Bettina, Susanne, Christian.

Lars Herman Homen

Arna Thyra (Strahlmann) Homen

Beat-Marie Wangel

Carina Homen

Bettina Homen

Susanne Homen

Christian Homen