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Pertti Edvard SALOLAINEN

prime minister

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).


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.




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


  • Other Interests

    Nature photography, tennis. Foreign policy, nature conservation.


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