Director-General for Communication Timo Pesonen
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Biography

Finnish nationality.

  • July 2015 - present

    Director-General for Communication

  • July 2014 - June 2015

    Deputy Director-General for Communication

  • February 2010 - June 2014

    Head of cabinet of Vice-President Olli Rehn responsible for economic
    and monetary affairs and the euro

  • January - February 2010

    Principal adviser at Directorate-General for External Relations (DG RELEX)

  • November 2004 - December 2009

    Head of cabinet of the Commissioner for EU enlargement Olli Rehn

  • October 2003 - October 2004

    Acting Head of the European Commission representation in Helsinki

  • January 2003 - September 2003

    Deputy Head of the European Commission representation in Helsinki

  • January 1996 - April 1997

    Spokesman to the Commissioner for budget and administration Erkki Liikanen, and deputy spokesman to the Commissioner for external relations Hans Van Den Broek

  • January 1995 - December 1995

    National Expert (END) at the Directorate-General for External Relations (DG RELEX)

  • May 1997 - December 2002

    Special adviser on EU affairs to the Prime Minister of Finland Paavo Lipponen

  • May 1997 - December 2002

    Permanent adviser of the committee for EU affairs of the government of Finland

  • April - June 1999

    Adviser in Kosovo peace negotiations to the President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari

  • August 1991 - December 1994

    Second secretary at the embassy of Finland in Brussels

  • January 1999 - July 1991

    Attaché at the Finnish ministry for foreign affairs, Political Department and Trade Policy Department

  • August 1989 - January 1990

    Finnish defence forces

  • September 1984 - May 1989

    Master of social sciences and international politics from the University of Tampere

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