Personal details

Lenita Toivakka

Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade
Lenita Toivakka

Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, EU affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Ministry of Finance, 24 June 2014 to present

Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Member of Parliament

National Coalition Party

Date and place of birth: 28 September 1961, Helsinki

Place of residence: Mikkeli

National Coalition Party Parliamentary Group, Vice Chair 2010–2014

Women’s League of the National Coalition Party, Chair 2012 to present, Vice Chair 2010–2011

Etelä-Savon Kokoomusnaiset (women's association of the National Coalition Party in the Etelä-Savo District), Chair 2008–2011


Member of Parliament, Member 2007 to present

Agriculture Subcommittee, Member 2011–2014

Communications Subcommittee, Additional Member 2011–2014

Social Affairs and Health Committee, Member 2007–2014

Grand Committee, Member 2011–2014

Auditors of the Bank of Finland, Member 2011–2014

Administration Committee, Member 2007–2011

Parliamentary Trustees of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Member 2008–2011

Finnish Delegation to the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, Member 2007–2011


Owner, CM-Toivakka Oy, 2005 to present

K-Citymarket Retailer, CM-Toivakka Oy, 1994–2005

Marketing Manager, A. Toivakka Oy, 1991–1994

Flight Attendant, Finnair, 1984–1988


Mikkeli City Council, Member 2004 to present

Mikkeli City Executive, Member 2009–2012

Regional Council of Etelä-Savo, Assembly Member 2005 to present, Chair 2009 to present

Mikkeli Region Business Development Centre Miset Ltd., Board Chair 2006–2010

Mikkeli Innovation and Technology Center, Board Member 2007–2009


Women’s association Naiset Yhdessä ry, Chair 2009 to present

Advisory Council on Consumer Affairs, Member 2008 to present

Kansallinen kulttuuriliitto (cultural organisation), Chair 2008–2009

Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, League Council Member 2008–2012

Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Etelä-Savo District Board, Vice Chair 2006–2009


Spouse: Jukka Toivakka

Three children

Interests: pilates, downhill and cross–country skiing, jogging, reading, spending time at summer cottage and boating on Lake Saimaa

Language skills: English, German, Swedish; basic skills in French and Spanish