Ilkka Suominen

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Ministeri (Minister)

Ilkka Suominen
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Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
In office
2 April 1987 – 5 May 1987
Preceded byErkki Pystynen
Succeeded byMatti Ahde
In office
30 April 1991 – 6 February 1993
Preceded byEsko Aho
Succeeded byRiitta Uosukainen
President of the Nordic Council
In office
Preceded byAnker Jørgensen
Succeeded byJan P. Syse
Personal details
Born(1939-04-08)8 April 1939
Nakkila, Finland
Died23 May 2022(2022-05-23) (aged 83)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partyNational Coalition Party
Spouse(s)Riitta Suominen

Ilkka Olavi Suominen (8 April 1939 – 23 May 2022) was a Finnish politician. He was a member of the National Coalition Party. He was President of the Nordic Council in 1992. In 1987, he was the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland.

He was member of the parliament from 1970 to 1975 and from 1983 to 1994. He held the position of minister of trade and industry in Holkeri cabinet 1987-1991.[1]

Suominen left parliament to become CEO of state monopoly Alko.[2] He was elected as a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for one term 1999-2004 (EPP).

Suominen died on 23 May 2022 in Helsinki, Finland at the age of 83.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Finnish Government - Ministers of Trade and Industry". Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta.
  3. Kokoomuksen entinen puheen­johtaja Ilkka Suominen on kuollut (in Finnish)