Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen

The National Coalition Party

Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Häkkänen heads the Ministry of Defence and handles all matters covered by the Ministry.  


Antti Häkkänen is Finland's 59th Minister of Defence. He has served as Minister of Defence in Petteri Orpo's Government since 20 June 2023.

Häkkänen, born in Mäntyharju in 1985, graduated with a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki in 2014. He has been a Member of Parliament representing the National Coalition Party, elected in the electoral district of Southeast Finland, continuously since 2015. He has been a member of Mäntyharju Local Council since 2009.

Häkkänen served as Minister of Justice in Juha Sipilä's Government from 5 May 2017 to 5 June 2019. In Parliament, his previous responsibilities include chairing the Defence Committee from 9 September 2022 to 4 April 2023 and being a member of the Finance Committee, the Education and Culture Committee, the Constitutional Law Committee and the Administration Committee. 

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Member of Parliament
The National Coalition Party
Date and place of birth: 16.1.1985 Mäntyharju
Domicile: Mäntyharju

Minister of Defence 20.6.2023 -

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