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Mari Kiviniemi

Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Secretariat

Mari Kiviniemi is Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Secretariat since August 2014. She studied political science at the University of Helsinki and also holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences. In her current position, her role consists of sharing her extensive experience to help increase the impact and relevance of the OECD’s work and to contribute to the public policy challenges of promoting inclusive growth, jobs, equality, and trust. Kiviniemi is responsible for the strategic oversight of the OECD’s work on efficient and effective governance, territorial development, trade and agriculture, as well as statistics. She is also responsible for advancing the Better Life Initiative. Kiviniemi was Prime Minister of Finland from 2010 to 2011. Elected Biographies for the first time at the age of 26, Kiviniemi was a Member of Parliament from 1995 to 2014, and was Special Advisor on Economic Policy to the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Minister of European Affairs, and Minister of Public Administration and Local Government.