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Alexander Stubb

ECFR Alumni · President of Finland


Alexander Stubb was elected president of Finland in February 2024. Formerly the director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute in Florence, he has previously served as the prime minister, finance minister, foreign minister, trade, and Europe minister of Finland. He was a member of the European Parliament and of Finland’s national parliament, as well as chair of the Finnish National Coalition Party. He is a former vice-president of the European Investment Bank and has been a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. He has written numerous books and academic articles on European affairs.

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