Outi Holopainen
Ambassador of Finland to Portugal

"...This is a very expensive system (of education) to maintain, but in Finland there is the common consensus that it is something that we have to pay enough attention to, since we have created such a good thing, we have to make sure we can finance it in the future"


July 2015

Mrs. Outi Holopainen, took over as the new Ambassador of Finland to Portugal, on September 2013. Prior to her visit to Lisbon, Ambassador played functions as the Director-General of the defense policy department and crisis management, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Previously she worked as Director General of the department of arms control, as well as other functions in the political affairs and administrative affairs departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. Mrs. Ambassador Holopainen started her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988.