Profile of the President-designate of the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

20 August 2003


Mr. Tuomioja is a Doctor of Political Sciences and a Master of Economic and Business Administration. He has been a Docent of Political History at the University of Helsinki since 1997.

Between 1970 and 1979, Mr. Tuomioja served as a Member of Parliament. He was Deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki from 1979 to 1991 and has been a Member of Parliament again since 1991.

Mr. Tuomioja served as Vice Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party parliamentary group between 1991 and 1999.

In April 1999, Mr. Tuomioja was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry where he remained until February 2000, when he became Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Tuomioja also has a strong background in journalism and worked as a television reporter between 1967 and 1969, and as editor-in-chief of the periodical Ydin from 1977 to 1991.