Urpilainen Jutta
URPILAINEN Jutta
Commissioner for International Partnerships
Finland

Jutta Urpilainen is Finland’s first female nominee for the European Commission, after 25 years of putting forward men for the role. With 3 years’ experience as Finland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Jutta Urpilainen is well placed to take up a seat in the College of Commissioners. Urpilainen has been a Member of Parliament since 2003, with a professional career in education before moving into politics. She was the first female chairperson of the Social Democratic Party of Finland, which she led from 2008 to 2014.