Alexander Stubb

Former Prime Minister of Finland; Member of the Finnish Parliament

Alexander Stubb was Prime Minister of Finland in 2014-2015. He is a member of the Finnish Parliament since 2011.

Before becoming Prime Minister, he has been Finland's Minister for Foreign Affairs between 2008 and 2011 and Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade from 2011 to 2014. He has also been Minister of Finance in 2015-2016. Prior to that, he was a Member of the European Parliament (2004-2008).

Alexander Stubb was born in Helsinki in 1968. He studied at Furman University, South Carolina (United States), at the Sorbonne in Paris (France), and at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium), before earning a PhD in international politics from the London School of Economics (United Kingdom).

He has worked as a researcher at the Finnish Foreign office, at the Academy of Finland, and in Finland's EU representation in Brussels. He was then a member of the Finnish government's delegation negotiating the Treaty of Nice. He became soon after an adviser to the President of the European Commission Romano Prodi and a member of the Commission's Task Force on the European Convention.

He is the author of several books and articles, and a regular columnist for various publications. He has 2 children and is known for his sport skills as marathon and triathlon runner.

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