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Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN
Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)

Member

Finland - Kansallinen Kokoomus (Finland)

Date of birth : , Parikkala

Curriculum vitae Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN

Original version : FI


Curriculum vitae   (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)

Updated: 26/07/2016

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 1986 : Master's degree in business studies, Helsinki School of Economics
  • 1978 : Secondary school graduate, Hämeenlinna Coeducational High School

Professional career

  • 1982 : Negotiation theory instructor, Helsinki School of Economics and University of Eastern Finland
  • 1982 : A-lehdet (media company), agents' department, summer job
  • 1980-1981 : Kultakeskus Oy (jewellery manufacturer), summer job, marketing analysis and planning, customer surveys (goldsmiths and watchmakers), later specific project assignments
  • 1979-1980 : Marketing research studies for Ajanmies Oy (1979), Teinitalo Oy (1980), and Suomen Hippos ry (1981)
  • 1979 : Postitie Ky, summer job, international correspondence and assistance duties

Political career

Offices held in a political party or national trade union

  • 1989-1995 : Coalition Party Environmental Policy Committee, Coalition Party Chair, Vice-Chair
  • 1989-1995 : Coalition Party Programme Committee, Chair
  • 1989-1991 : Coalition Party Education Policy Advisory Committee, member
  • 1989-1991 : Coalition Party Cultural Policy Committee, member
  • 1986-1987 : Conservatives for Peace, Chair
  • 1986-1991 : Coalition Party Foreign Policy Task Force, member
  • 1986-1991 : Coalition Party Advisory Committee on Regional and Local Government, member
  • 1978-1980 : Etelä-Häme Coalition Party District Delegation, member
  • 1977-1985 : Etelä-Häme Coalition Party Cultural Policy Committee, member
  • 1976-1977 : Etelä-Häme Young Coalition Party, Secretary for School Affairs, member of the District Board and the Executive Committee (1977-79)
  • 1979-1982 : Conservatives in business studies, member of the Executive Board (management consultancy (Creative Only Oy))

Offices held in local government bodies

  • 1981-1992 : Hämeenlinna Town Council, councillor, Vice-Chair of the council group (1985-1992)

Offices held in a regional assembly

  • 1988 : Member of the Presidential Electoral College

Offices held in regional government bodies

  • 1982-1989 : Häme Provincial Federation, member of the Executive
  • 1984-1986 : Häme Province Regional Policy Advisory Committee, member
  • 1984-1989 : Häme Province Regional Policy Advisory Committee, member

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 1983-2003 : Member of the Finnish Parliament (serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Environment Committee, the Committee on the Future, the Second Committee on Laws, the Committee on Legal and Economic Affairs, and the Grand Committee)

Offices held in a national government

  • 1991-1995 : Minister of the Environment (member of the EU Ministerial Committee)

Offices held in the EU institutions

  • 2009-2012 : Member of the European Parliament, member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, and the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect, member of the Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China, substitute member of the European Parliament delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Offices held in other European organisations

  • 2010 : Alzheimer Europe, member of the Board
  • 2009 : GlobeEU, President
  • 1998-2002 : European Centre for Conflict Prevention, member of the Board
  • 1989-1993 : EDU (European Democratic Union), Ecosocial Market Economy Commission, Chair
  • 1987-1991 : Member of the Nordic Council

Offices held in other international organisations

  • 2006-2012 : International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), member of the Board of Advisers
  • 2000-2004 : World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), Chair

Other activities

  • 2013 : Muistiliitto (Alzheimer Society of Finland), Vice-President of the Union Council
  • 2012 : Fortum Advisory Council, member
  • 2012 : Finn Church Aid, member of the Board of Directors
  • 2016 : Martha Organisation, Vice-Chair of the Board
  • 2011 : Savings Banks Research Foundation, member of the Board
  • 2011 : Kansanvalistusseura (Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation), member of the Board
  • 2011 : Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, EU Advisory Committee, member
  • 2010 : Viherympäristöliitto (Finnish Association of Landscape Industries), President
  • 2010 : Kehitysvammaisten taiteilijoiden tuki ry (association in support of artists with intellectual disabilities), member of the Board
  • 2008 : University of Helsinki, Lammi Biological Station, Environmental Research Foundation, member
  • 2007 : Kone Foundation, Saari Residence, Chair of the Advisory Board
  • 2006 : Kone Oyj, member of the Board
  • 2008 : Lammi Savings Bank, member of the Board
  • 1995 : Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation, member of the Board
  • 1999-2012 : Savings Bank Union, member of the Board of Supervisors
  • 1997-2003 : Finnair, member of the Board of Directors
  • 1995-2010 : Civil Society Conflict Prevention Network (KATU), President
  • 1999-2005 : Fairtrade Finland, President
  • 1996-2001 : Club of Rome, President of the Finnish national association
  • 1996-2000 : Parliamentarians for Global Action, member of the Council
  • 1996-2007 : Finnish UN Association, President
  • 1997-2005 : Earth Action, member of the Board of Directors
  • 1995-2002 : Ympäristötalousyhdistys (environmental economy association), President
  • 2010 : ‘Mitä Halla-Aho tarkoittaa’, pub. Savukeidas
  • 2009 : ‘Making the Green Energy Switch at a Time of Crisis’, Bagehot
  • 2008 : ‘Kaikesta jää jälki’, pub. Avain
  • 1999 : ‘Maapallohaaste’, pub. Otava
  • 1998 : ‘Naisen seitsemän elämää’, pub. WSOY
  • 1996 : ‘Vanhuus kaupungissa’, pub. WSOY

Honours

  • MEP Award (animal welfare), the Parliament Magazine (2015), ‘Kiitos eläimiltä’ award, Ystävät yhdessä ry (2014), Häme Environmental Award, Häme Environment Centre (2009), Environmental Impact Assessment of the Year award, Finnish Association for Impact Assessment (FAIA) (2004), merit prize awarded by the governing board of WWF Finland, WWF Finland (1994), environmental award, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (1994)

Contact

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