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Ms.  Suvi  LINDÉN

Former Minister of the Government of Finland and former ITU Special Envoy to the Broadband Commission (2011-2015)

"Access to basic services and information are preconditions, which enable people to fully participate in the society. An effective communications policy can ensure that these services are available everywhere and most importantly for everyone"


Former Minister of Communications of Finland. Ms Lindén was previously Minister of Culture, 1999-2002. She is a member of the National Coalition Party and has been a Member of Parliament since 1995.

In Parliament, she has been Chair of the Education and Culture Committee, and Vice Chair of the parliamentary group of the National Coalition Party. She has also been Member of the Speaker’s Council, Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee for the Future, Transport and Communications Committee.

Ms Lindén has held positions of trust in a number of organisations. These include positions as Chair of the Ubiquitous Information Society Advisory Board, Member of the Board of the Finnish Cultural Heritage Foundation, Chair of the Vocational Education and Training Board and Member of the Oulu City Council. In the Government Minister Lindén is responsible for co-ordinating information society issues.

Ms Lindén holds a Master of Science degree (major in computer science) from the University of Oulu