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Ilkka Olavi Olavi SUOMINEN Edit Profile

politician

Ilkka SUOMINEN, Finnish politician. Manager Board since 1982; Pari. 1970-1975, since 1983.

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.

Religion

Lutheran.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing.

Connections

Spouse Riitta Marja Kristiina (neé Suhonen), 1977.

father:
Leo Suominen

mother:
Anna Suominen

spouse:
Riitta Suhonen