Ms. Sirpa Pietikäinen is a Finnish member of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European parliament. Ms. Pietikäinen is former Finnish Minister of Environment (1991-1995). Her career at the Finnish parliament is extensive, ranging from the year 1983 to 2003. She first came to the European parliament to replace Alexander Stubb in 2008, and was re-elected in 2009 and 2014.
At the European parliament, Ms. Pietikäinen is member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and substitute member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, Special Committee on Tax Rulings as well as of the Women’s Right and Gender Equality Committee. In the ENVI-committee she has been responsible for own-initiative report on Circular Economy.
She was also the EPP-shadow person attending the work of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis. A graduate from the Helsinki School of Economics, Ms. Pietikäinen has MSc (Business), and still teaches university courses on negotiations theory and practices.