Ms Paula Lehtomäki (born 1972) has been the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers since March 2019. From July 2015, she held the position of State Secretary to Prime Minister Juha Sipilä in the Prime Minister’s Office. As State Secretary, she directed the functions of the Prime Minister’s Office, assisted Prime Minister Sipilä in the implementation of the Government Programme and was responsible for co-operation with the ministries.
Previously, Lehtomäki has been a member of the Finnish Government serving as Minister of the Environment between 2007 and 2011 and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development between 2003 and 2007. She was a Member of Parliament representing the Centre Party of Finland from 1999 to 2015. Ms Lehtomäki has held a number of positions of trust, including the Deputy Party Leader of the Centre Party of Finland and Chair of the Board of the Finland-Russia Society. Lehtomäki has been awarded the Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.
Lehtomäki holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration and is Bachelor of Social Sciences. She is married with three children.
Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:
Tuesday 4 June at 16.00-17.30: WCEF2019 Grand Finale