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Sofie From-Emmesberger appointed Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
29.6.2021 15.21 | Published in English on 29.6.2021 at 15.30
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In its session on Tuesday 29 June, the Government decided to appoint Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Sofie From-Emmesberger to serve as Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East for a fixed term from 15 October 2021 to 31 August 2025.

Sofie From-Emmesberger. Photo: bridgingthegap-project.eu

From-Emmesberger will move to the post of Director General from the Council of the European Union where she is currently Chair of the EU’s Political and Security Committee (PSC). 

Previously she has worked as Finland's national representative in the PSC and Head of Mission at Finland's Embassy in Nairobi. Before that, From-Emmesberger has worked, among other things, as Director of the Human Rights Unit in the Ministry. In the Diplomatic Service, she has held post, for example, in Tel Aviv and Strasbourg. 

From-Emmesberger joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1996. She holds the degree of Master of Laws. 

Kirsti Pohjankukka, Director General for Human Resources, tel. +358 29 535 0038.

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