- Vice-President and Commissioner-designate, Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission, Brussels
Master's in Social Sciences. 1998-2000, Vice-Chair, Youth of the European People's Party. Since 1999, Member of Parliament. 2006-12, Vice-President, European People's Party. 1993-2010, Member, and 1997-98, Vice-Chair, Siilinjärvi Municipal Council. 1997-2000, Board Member, Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo; 2001-04, 1st Vice-Chair, Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo, Assembly. 2001-04, Vice-Chair, and since 2004, Chair, National Coalition Party. 2003-07, Chair, Committee for the Future and Member, Speaker's Council. 2003-05, Member, Administrative Council, Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE); 2005-07, Member, Parliamentary Supervisory Council, Bank of Finland; 2007, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee; April 2007 - June 2010, Minister of Finance, Minister deputizing for the Prime Minister (Vanhanen II). June 2010 - June 2011, Minister of Finance, Minister deputizing for the Prime Minister (Kiviniemi). Since June 2011, Prime Minister of Finland.