Ms. Sirpa Pietikäinen is a Finnish member of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament. Ms. Pietikäinen is a former Finnish Minister of Environment (1991-1995). Her career at the Finnish parliament is extensive, ranging from the years 1983 to 2003. At the European Parliament, Ms. Pietikäinen is a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Women’s Right and Gender Equality Committee as well as a substitute member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee. Within her work, she seeks to combine her two specialities, that of the environment, focusing on one health approach, and economics. She is active in several organisations and was a member of the Alzheimer Europe Board and currently chairs the European Alzheimer’s Alliance. Her positions of trust include Chairwomanship of the Globe EU and MIELI Mental Health Finland, and vice-presidency of The Alzheimer Society of Finland’s union council. Currently, she is leading the work on the EU directive on minimum standards for national equality bodies. A graduate from the Helsinki School of Economics, Ms. Pietikäinen has an MSc in Business.

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