Ambassador of Finland, Kirsti Kauppi to Speak at ACT Public Policy Summit
March 16, 2017
ACT is pleased to announce that the Ambassador of Finland, Kirsti Kauppi will give the Opening Keynote address at this year’s Public Policy Summit, on April 19th in Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Kauppi will discuss:
The transport challenges facing Finland
Finnish transport goals in regards to individual mobility and commuter transportation
What policies and programs are being used to achieve goals
Support of Mobility as a Service
Exporting the idea of Mobility as a Service to other countries and regions
Ms. Kirsti Kauppi became Ambassador of Finland to the United States in September 2015. Before that (2012-2015) she was Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. In 2009-2012 Ambassador Kauppi served as Director General for Africa and the Middle East. In 2005 she was appointed Ambassador of Finland to Austria and Permanent Representative to the UN-related international organizations located in Vienna. During her term in Vienna, Ambassador Kauppi also served for three years as the Finnish Governor in the IAEA Board of Governors, including vice-chair of the Board. Ambassador Kauppi has also served in the Finnish Embassy in Berlin (2003-2005) as Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister). Her other foreign posts include Washington (1997-2000), the Finnish Permanent Mission to the EU in Brussels (1993-1997) and Bangkok (1989-92). In 2001-2003 she was head of EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy coordination in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. This was after serving two years (2000-2001) as advisor to the State Secretary.
For more information about the Summit and to register: CLICK HERE