Erkki Liikanen

Erkki Liikanen

Erkki Liikanen (born September 19, 1950, Mikkeli) has been Governor of the Bank of Finland since 12 July 2004. He is also Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (2004– ) and Governor of the International Monetary Fund for Finland (2004– ). Earlier in his career he was the first Finnish Member of the European Commission.

Erkki Liikanen has a Masters degree in Political Science (Economics) from the University of Helsinki in 1975.


* 2005 (May 5-8) Member of Bilderberg attendee at the Dorint Sofitel Seehotel Überfahrt in Rottach-Egern, Germany
* 1999–2004 Member of the European Commission, i.e., Commissioner, for Enterprise and Information Society
* 1999 (June 3-6) Member of Bilderberg attendee at the Caesar Park Hotel Penha Longa in Sintra, Portugal
* 1995–1999: Member of the European Commission, i.e., Commissioner, for Budget; Personnel and administration, including responsibilities for translation and information technology
* 1990–1994: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of Finnish Mission to the European Union
* 1987–1990: Minister of Finance for Finland under the government of Harri Holkeri, Prime Minister
* 1983–1987: Parliamentary Trustee to the Bank of Finland (Vice Chairman), Speaker's Council
* 1981–1987: Secretary General of the Social Democratic Party
* 1980–1989: Member and subsequently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Outokumpu Corporation
* 1978, 1982, 1988: Elected as Member of the Electoral College to select the Finnish President
* 1972–1990: Member of Parliament; member of Cultural Affairs Committee (1972–1975), Agriculture and Forestry Committee (Vice Chairman) (1977–1979), Foreign Affairs Committee (member 1975–1982; Chairman 1983–1987)

Literary work

* Brysselin päiväkirjat 1990–1994 (edited by Eila Nevalainen) ISBN 951-1-13832-4The book provides a diary-like description of Mr Liikanen's ambassadorship in Brussels.

See also

* Bilderberg Group

External links

* [ Homepage of Erkki Liikanen]

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