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Kimmo Tiilikainen
Kimmo Tiilikainen in 2007.
Minister of Housing, Energy and the Environment
In office
29 May 2015 – 6 June 2019
Prime MinisterJuha Sipilä
Preceded byPetteri Orpo (agriculture)
Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (environment)
Succeeded byJari Leppä(agriculture)
Minister of Environment
In office
28 September 2007 – 10 April 2008
Prime MinisterMatti Vanhanen
Preceded byPaula Lehtomäki
Succeeded byPaula Lehtomäki
Personal details
Born (1966-08-17) 17 August 1966 (age 54)
Ruokolahti, Finland
Political partyCentre Party

Kimmo Kalevi Tiilikainen (born 17 August 1966, Ruokolahti) is a Finnish politician from the Centre Party.[1] He is an organic farmer and forester. Tiilikainen served as the Minister of Agriculture and the Environment from 2015 to 2019.[2] He is also a former Minister of the Environment of Finland from 2007 to 2008.

Currently Tiilikainen is the Chairman of the Centre Party Parliamentary Group and a member of the Finnish Parliament. He is also a city council member in his home municipality in Ruokolahti.

Early career

Tiilikainen graduated in 1991 from the University of Joensuu as a Master of Science in Agriculture and Forestry.[3]

In the beginning of 1990's Tiilikainen was elected as the chairman of Finnish Organic Food Association. He made his first attempt to the Finnish Parliament as a nonaligned candidate on the list of the Green League. He switched to the Centre Party in 1997 explaining that "the Greens were not ecological enough".[4]

Tiilikainen was elected to the Finnish Parliament on his third attempt in 2003.

Other activities

References

  1. ^ http://www.eduskunta.fi/triphome/bin/hex5000.sh?hnro=790&kieli=en
  2. ^ "Sipilä's Government appointed". Finnish Government. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ http://www.eduskunta.fi/triphome/bin/hex5000.sh?hnro=790&kieli=en
  4. ^ "Ruokolahden leijona". Helsingin Sanomat.
  5. ^ Presidency and Bureau United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Lehtomäki
Minister of the Environment of Finland
September 2007–April 2008
Succeeded by
Paula Lehtomäki