Juhana Vartiainen

Juhana Vartiainen was born in 1958 in Helsinki. He studied economics at the University of Helsinki and received his PhD in 1992. Vartiainen is therefore an economist and a Doctor of Political Science.

In addition to this, he has worked in research organisations in both Finland and Sweden. In 2003, he was the director of the trade union movement's research institute FIEF. Following this, he worked in the Swedish National Institute for Economic Research. In 2012, he became the Director General of the State Economic Research Center VATT and was elected a Member of Parliament in 2015.

In 2021, he assumed office as the Mayor of Helsinki.