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January 25, 2018, 9:30-11:00  Venue:CIGS Meeting Room3

Esko Aho Seminar "Russia in 2018 and beyond from the perspective of Finland, its closest neighboring country --Destinations of next Putin administration and Russia business--"

The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) hosted a seminar on January 25, 2018 inviting Mr. Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995), from East Office of Finnish Industries and Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce.

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(Mr. Aho, Mr. Kotegawa from the left)

Seminar outline
Title: "Russia in 2018 and beyond from the perspective of Finland, its closest neighboring country --Destinations of next Putin administration and Russia business--"
Speaker: Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995) and Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries and Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Daisuke Kotegawa, Research Director, CIGS


Program
ProgramPDF:175KB


Speaker's profile
Esko Aho is the Executive Chairman of the Board at East Office of Finnish Industries, a non-profit company of 25 leading Finnish corporations. East Office works to support the activities of its member corporations in the Russian market and promote Finnish industrial companies as partners for Russian firms seeking to increase their own domestic and global reach. Mr. Aho also chairs the board of Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC) and the joint board of directors of Business Team for Russia, a partnership between the FRCC, East Office, Finland Chamber of Commerce and the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. In addition, he is Consultative Partner at Nokia. Mr. Aho's other domestic and international activities are coordinated through his private consulting company Verbatum Oy.
Mr. Aho enjoyed a distinguished career in Finnish politics, including the post of Prime Minister from 1991 to 1995. He was a Member of the Finnish Parliament for 20 years, from 1983 to 2003. He chaired the Centre Party from 1990 to 2002, and was elected Prime Minister in 1991 at the age of 36, making him the youngest PM in Finland's history. Under his leadership, Finland joined the European Union. Mr. Aho was awarded the Grand Cross of the White Rose of Finland in 1992.