Olli-Pekka Heinonen

Director General, National Agency for Education, Finland

Olli-Pekka Heinonen is director general at the Finnish National Agency for Education. Before his current position he worked as a state secretary at the Ministry of Finance of Finland. He was also responsible as a state secretary of the portfolios of Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development. Before that he acted as a state secretary at the Prime Minister's Office and was responsible for organizing and leading the Prime Minister's Office. Before joining the Prime Minister's Office in March 2012, he worked for 10 years as a director in the Finnish Broadcasting Company. He has been Minister of Transport and Communications (1999-2002) and Minister of Education (1994-1999). He has also been a Member of the Parliament of Finland (1995-2002). Olli-Pekka has had a number of positions of trust serving the society in a wide scale. He holds a master's degree in law.


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