Mika Niikko

Member of Parliament, Finland

Mr. Niikko has a background as a successful entrepreneur in construction equipment business since 1991. In year 2000, he gave up his full-time business to follow his long-term dream. He established a charity organization, “Hope Mission” in which he served as an executive director for ten years helping troubled young people.

Desire to develop youth services led Mr. Niikko to join politics in his home city Vantaa in 2008. In 2011, he got elected to Parliament of Finland at the first try. Nowadays, Mr. Niikko is known as an active parliamentarian in areas of youth and family politics, foreign trade, education, national security, third sector cooperation and development aid, amongst others.

Personal and contact details

Date of Birth20 th of January 1967
Familywife Mrs. Sarita Niikko, four children, a foster child
Place of ResidenceVantaa, Finland
Telephone+358 50 5120 510
+358 9 432 3129
Emailmika.niikko@parliament.fi
Homepagewww.mikaniikko.fi

Positions of responsibility

Member of Parliament, 2011-

  • Electoral district of Uusimaa, The Finns Party Parliamentary Group
  • Current committee memberships:
    • Great Committee
    • Finance Committee (deputy member), in which
      • Chair of Subcommittee for Administration and Security being responsible on
        governmental budget in administrative sectors of Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
        Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Defence, President of the Republic and the
        Parliament
      • Additional member of Subcommittee for Education and Science
      • Additional member of Housing and Environment Subcommittee
    • Social Affairs and Health Committee (deputy member)
  • Former committee memberships: Education and Culture Committee, Committee for the Future,
    Legal Affairs Committee, Administration Committee, Environment Committee
  • Other parliamentary responsibilities
    • Chancellery Commission (deputy member)
    • Chair of Finnish Parliamentary Forum for Export and Investment Promotion
    • Chair of Finland-China Parliamentary Friendship Group

Member of City Council of Vantaa, 2008-

  • Currently member of City Government and General Committee
  • Formerly member of City Planning Board and Inspecting Board

Member of Uusimaa County Council, 2008-
County Administration of Uusimaa

Vice Chair of Supervisory Board, Veikkaus Ltd., 2015-
Government owned charity and gaming company

Member of Representative Assembly, HOK-Elanto Cooperative Company, 2016-
Leading Finnish grocery chain, Uusimaa district

Member of Finnish Executive Committee in Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), 2017-
The oldest international organisation promoting cooperation between parliaments

Member of Board, Vantti Oy, 2017-
Facility and catering services of Vantaa City

Member, Development Policy Committee, 2017-
Monitoring and evaluating Finnish development cooperation and policy

Vice Member, Advisory Board for Police Issues, 2018-
Supervising of working and development in Police Forces

Vice Member of Council, Kela – Social Insurance Institution of Finland, 2015-
Social security system institution

Second Vice Chair of Board, VAV Asunnot Oy, 2013-2017
Housing company of Vantaa City

Member, Psychiatric Committee of Helsinki and Uusimaa Health Care District, 2013-2017
Supervising group of psychiatric services in Uusimaa region hospitals

Member of Supervisory Board, Neste Oyj, 2012-2015
Leading Finnish oil refining and fuel company

Work experience

Executive Director, Takaisin Elämään ry – Hope Mission Association, 2000-2010
Administration and human resources management, project planning, in-field youth work

CEO and Owner, Eurosolid Oy, 1994-
Sales and marketing of prefab homes, sales and installation of balcony glasses, window blind and other
home-related products, producing and publishing music records

Entrepreneur, Trade Name Uudenmaan Lamaurakointi, 1991-1993
Straight marketing of home security products

Education

Electrician, 1986 (3-year education)
Vocational School of Tikkurila, Vantaa

Language skills

Finnish – Native
English – Good

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