Olli Rehn is Doctor of Philosophy, graduated in University of Oxford in international political economy after a Master of Soc. Sc. in political science at the University of Helsinki and Studies in economics, international relations and journalism in US.
From October 2011 is Vice President for Economic and Monetary affairs and the Euro, as a Member of the European Commission responsible for Economic and monetary affairs.
He was former Member of the European Commission responsible for Enlargement, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society.
He worked also as Professor and Director of Research, Department of Political Science & Centre for European Studies, University of Helsinki.
From 1998 to 2002 he was Head of Cabinet, at the European Commission, after having been Member of the European Parliament.
Before his experience in Brussels, he was also a Member of the Parliament of Finland and then Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Finland
About European politics: he held the office of Vice-President of the Liberal Group in the EP; he was Chairman of the Finnish Delegation to the Council of Europe and Vice-President of the European Movement of Finland.
He wrote several books and articles on European issues and he is columnist in several newspapers or magazines since 1985.