CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal Details

• Born April 3,1965 in Helsinki
• Bilingual (Finnish, Swedish)
• Parents Master of Laws Panu Vapaavuori and home economics teacher Gun Vapaavuori, née Carlson
• Married to Mrs. Outi Vapaavuori, Professor of small animal surgery

Education

• Finnish Matriculation Examination 1984 (Pohjois-Helsinki secondary school)
• Master of Laws 1989 (University of Helsinki)
• Postgraduate Studies in Helsinki, Uppsala and the Hague
• Basic Studies in National Economy and Accountancy in Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

Military Service

• Military rank Captain (2008)
• Military Service in Coastal Jaeger Academy 1984-1985

Working Experience

• Minister of Economic Affairs 2012-2015
• National Coalition Parliamentary Group, chairman 2011-2012
• Minister of Housing 2007-2011
• Minister for Nordic Cooperation 2007-2011
• Member of Parliament 2003-
• Track&Field Finland Ltd., Managing Director 2001-2003
• Special Advisor to Kimmo Sasi, Minister of Foreign Trade 1999-2001
• International Affairs Secretary, National Coalition Party 1995-1999
• Special Advisor to Sauli Niinistö, Minister of Justice 1995
• Special Advisor to Pertti Salolainen, Minister of Foreign Trade 1993-1995
• Information Secretary, National Coalition Party Parliament Group 1992-1993
• Researcher, Institute of International Commercial Law 1991-1992
• Assistant of Comparative Law, University of Helsinki 1990-1991

Work in Parliament

• Member of Parliament 2003-2015
• National Coalition Parliamentary Group, chairman 2011-2012
• National Coalition Parliamentary Group, vice-chairman 2006-2007
• Grand Committee, member 2003-2007, 2011-2012
• Foreign Affairs Committee, deputy member 2011-2012
• Constitutional Law Committee, member 2005-2007, chairman 2007
• Legal Affairs Committee, member 2003-2005
• Commerce Committee, deputy member 2003-2007
• Finnish Delegation to the Nordic Council, member 2003-2006, deputy member 2006-2007, 2011-2012

Other Elected Posts

• Member of Helsinki City Council 1997-

Former Posts

• Vice-chairman of Helsinki City Council 2012
• Member of Supervisory Council of the Bank of Finland 2011-2012
• Member of administrative council of the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra 2011-2012
• National Sports Council, chairman 2011-2012
• Member of Nordea Bank delagation 2012
• Chairman of the Board of Mankala Ltd 2011-2012
• Member of Kansallissäätiön isännistö 2012
• Member of the Board of Ellun Kanat Ltd 2009-2012
• Chairman of Helsinki City Board 2005-2007
• Chairman of Helsinki Metropolitan Area Advisory Board 2005-2007
• Chairman of Assembly of the Helsinki Region 2005-2007
• Deputy Member of the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities board of directors 2005-2007
• Member of Helsingin Tennisstadion Oy board of directors 1997-2007
• Member of Finnish Rinkball Union board of directors 2006-2007
• Chairman of National Coalition Party group of councillors of Helsinki 2003-2005
• Vice-Chairman of National Coalition Party District of Helsinki 2003-2005
• Member of Helsinki City Board 2001-2005
• Chairman of Helsinki Sports Committee 1997-2000, vice-chairman 1995-1997
• Member of Helsinki Health Committee 1993-1995
• Member of National Defence Information Planning Committee 2003-2006
• Chairman of Suomen Turistiauto Ltd. board of directors 2001-2003
• Member of Vapo Ltd. administrative council 1992-2001
• Member of Foreign Ministry foreign affairs’ recruitment committee 1997-2001
• Chairman of National Union of Students in Finland Congress 1990-1995
• Member of Student Union of the University of Helsinki Representative Council 1987-1991
• Chairman of Pykälä Law Students’ Association 1988

Hobbies

• Sports, specifically golf, jogging, rinkball, tennis