- Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland
Doctor of Philosophy. 1995-97, Member, Finnish Government IGC Delegation. 1995-97, Researcher, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 1997-99, Researcher, Academy of Finland. 1999-2001, Researcher. 1999-2001 and 2003-04, Member, Government IGC Delegation, Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union, Brussels. 2000-07, Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges. 2001-03, Adviser to the President of the European Commission. 2003-04, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union, Brussels. 2004-08, Member of the European Parliament: Vice-Chairperson, Internal Market and Consumer Policy Committee; Member, Budgetary Control Committee; Deputy Member, Committee on Constitutional Affairs. 2008-10, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Vanhanen II). 2010-11, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Kiviniemi). Since June 2011, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade. Since 2011, Member of Parliament, National Coalition Party.