Curriculum Vitae
Suvi Lindén

Name: Suvi Lindén
Date and place of birth: 19 April 1962, Helsinki, Finland
Education: Master of Science in Information Technology, University of Oulu

Professional experience

Positions of trust

ITU Special Envoy for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development 2011-
United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development, Commissioner 2010-
United Nations Advisory Board of the Digital Health Initiative, Member 2010-
Minister of Communications 2007-2011
Minister of Culture 1999-2002
Ubiquitous Information Society Advisory Board, Chair2007-2011
Founding Member of World Antidoping Agency (WADA) 1999
Member and Representative of Europe for WADA`s
Executive Committee and Board 2000-2002
Merger governing board (New Oulu), Vice Chair 2011-
Oulu City Council, Member 1989-
Executive Board of Oulu Region Joint Authority for Education, Chair 2005-
Member 1997-1999
Council of Oulu Sub-region, Member 2003
Board of the Finnish Cultural Heritage Foundation, Member 2007-2009
Finnish Cultural Institute for Benelux, Chair 2004-
Small Finnish Ballet Company, Member of Board 2011-


Member of Parliament, National Coalition Party 1995-2011
Parliamentary group of the 1999, 2003–2007
National Coalition Party, Vice Chair
Education and Culture Committee, Chair 2002-2003
Speaker’s Council, Member 2002-2003
Foreign Affairs Committee, Member 2003-2007
Committee for the Future, Member 2005-2006
Finnish Delegation to the Conference of 2003-2007
Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, Member
Transport and Communications Committee, Member 1995-1999
Environment Committee, Member 1995-1999
Electors for Parliament organs, Member 1995-1999

Decorations of honour

Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland (SVR K)
Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana Class II
Finnish Union of Front Veteran Soldiers, honorary cross 2009
Honours Visionary of the Year 2011, award presented by the Intelligent Community Forum


Married to Timo Mehtälä
One child


Sports and exercise, cultural activities

Contact information

Kauppaseurantie 10
90520 Oulu
Finland, Europe
+358 50 511 3179