City of Espoo - Finland
Jukka Mäkelä has been Mayor of Espoo since 2011. He has been involved in the local politics of Espoo as a City Counsellor since 1997, as Chair of the City Board years 2005–2008, and as Chair of the City Council 2009–2010. In the 2007 national elections, Mäkelä was elected as a Member of Parliament for the National Coalition Party. Prior to his election as an MP, Mäkelä served in the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland – TEK for a long time. He has an M.Sc. in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology. He lives in Espoo and is a sports enthusiast.