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Minister of Justice Leena Luhtanen

Minister of Justice, 23 September 2005 to present
Opetusneuvos (Finnish honorary title), Master of Social Sciences, honoris causa, Member of Parliament
Social Democratic Party
Date and place of birth: 12 February 1941, Kuopio, Finland
Place of residence: Espoo

Minister of Transport and Communications, 17 April 2003 to 23 September 2005

Member of Parliament, 1991 to present
Parliamentary Commerce Committee, Chair 1999-2003

Student Union of Helsinki University, Social Secretary 1969-1972
Ministry of Education, Rapporteur, Researcher, Planning Officer 1972-1985
Political Secretary to the Minister of Education 1981-1982
Social Democratic Party parliamentary group, Senior Officer, Legislative Affairs 1982-1983
Ministry of Education, Senior Research Officer 1985-1991

Espoo City Council, Member 1985 to present, Chair 1989, 1998, 2000 and 2002, Vice Chair 1990-1997, 2001 and 2003

Helsinki University Central Hospital, Member of the Central Council 1985 to present
Uusimaa Regional Council, Board Member 1988-1991
Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged, Board Member 1989-1992
Workers' Educational Association (WEA), Member of the Central Committee 1981-1990
Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Council Member 1993 to present
Allergy and Asthma Federation, Vice Chair of the Board 1995-2000, Chair 2000 to present
Association for the Services of the Elderly in Espoo, Chair 1996 to present, Chair of the Foundation 1997 to present
Savonlinna Opera Festival, Member of the Board of Trustees 1997 to present
Finnish National Opera Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board 1999 to present
Advisory Board for Voluntary Defence, Member 1996 to present

Valmet Inc., Member of the Supervisory Board 1994-1995
IVO Group, Member of the Supervisory Board 1996-1998
Fortum, Member of the Supervisory Board 1998 to present, Chair 2002-2003
Elanto Group, Member of the Representative Body 1990 to present, Chair of the Supervisory Board 1996-2003
Espoon Sähkö Group, Chair of the Supervisory Board 1997-1999
Vermo Race Track, Board Member 2002 to present

Spouse: Oiva Juhani Luhtanen, Master of Science (Tech.)
Children: Tuomas, b. 1968; Pauliina, b. 1975; Katriina, b. 1978


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