Suvi Lindén

ITU Special Envoy for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
CEO and Founder of PearlCon Ltd.

Suvi Lindén was Finland’s Minister of Communications in 2007-2011. She was previously Minister of Culture, 1999-2002. Ms Lindén was a Member of Parliament 1995-2011

The Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think tank named her as its “Visionary of the Year for 2011” for her commitment to ensuring affordable broadband access to every citizen in Finland.

In Parliament she has been Chair of the Education and Culture Committee, and Vice Chair of the parliamentary group of the National Coalition Party. She has also been Member of the Speaker’s Council, Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee for the Future, Transport and Communications Committee, Environment Committee, and the Finnish Delegation to the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region.

Ms Lindén is Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development, Member of the United Nations Advisory Board of the Digital Health Initiative. She was Chair of the Ubiquitous Information Society Advisory Board of Finland.

She holds positions of trust in a number of organisations such as Chair of the Education and Training Board of Oulu Region, Chair of the Finnish Cultural Institute for Benelux, and Member of the Oulu City Council. She is  Founding member of World Antidoping Agency and was Member of its Executive Board.

Mrs. Lindén holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Oulu.