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Matti Klaus Juhani Häkkänen

diplomatist

Matti Klaus Häkkänen, Finnish ambassador. Decorated Military Merit medal Finnish Defense Forces.

Background

HAKKANEN, Matti Klaus Juhani was born on July 21, 1936 in Helsinki. Son of Klaus Hakkanen and Kaiju Broms.

Education

Baccalaureat, Helsinki Normal Lyceum, 1955. Master of Laws, Helsinki University, 1960.

Career

Served in Finnish Foreign Service Helsinki, Paris, New York, Moscow and Peking 1960-1976. Ambassador to Romania (concurrently to Albania) 1976-1980. Under-Secretary of State 1980-1983.

Ambassador to Netherlands (also accredited to Ireland) 1983-1987, to Argentina (also accredited to Chile and Uruguay) 1987-1988, to France since 1988. Knight Commander.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cycling, practical map studies.

Connections

Married Pirkko Hentola in 1962.

father:
Klaus Hakkanen

mother:
Kaiju Broms

spouse:
Pirkko Hentola