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Sari Essayah

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Sari Essayah
Essayah in 2023.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
Assumed office
20 June 2023
Prime MinisterPetteri Orpo
Preceded byAntti Kurvinen
Leader of the Christian Democrats
Assumed office
28 August 2015
Preceded byPäivi Räsänen
Member of the Parliament of Finland
Assumed office
28 April 2015
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2009 – 1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1967-02-21) 21 February 1967 (age 57)
Haukivuori, Finland
Political partyChristian Democrats
Spouse(s)Robert Knapp

Sari Miriam Essayah (born 21 February 1967) is a Finnish retired racewalker and a politician. She has been a member of the Parliament of Finland since 2015. She is the president of the Finnish Christian Democrats party. She is the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry since 2023.

She competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1996 Summer Olympics, coming in 4th and 16th place respectively.

In 2016, Essayah became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and she has been a member of the Ethics Committee, Finnish Athletics Association since 2014.[1]

Essayah ran for President of Finland in the 2012 election, coming in last place. She is running again in the 2024 election.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sari Essayah". The International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 8 March 2021.