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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