HE Mikko Hautala

Ambassador of Finland

Mr. Mikko Tapani Hautala

Date of birth: 10.5.1972

Place of birth: Seinäjoki, Finland
Marital status: Married, two children

Languages: Finnish (mother tongue), English, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish

Military rank: Captain

Education: Master of Social Sciences (Political history), University of Helsinki
Master of Philosophy (Slavic languages), University of Helsinki

Work history: 2020 – Ambassador, Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland, Washington DC
2016 – 2020 Ambassador, Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland, Moscow
2012 – 2016 Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, Office of the President of the
Republic of Finland, Helsinki
2011 – 2012 Minister, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland, Moscow
2007 – 2011 Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Foreign
Affairs, Helsinki
2002 – 2007 First Secretary, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU,
Brussels
2001 – 2002 Attaché, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki
1999 – 2001 Attaché, Embassy of Finland, Kyiv
1998 – 1999 Visa Officer, Embassy of Finland, Kyiv
1998 Market Analyst, Kazakhstan, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab, Helsinki
1997 Trainee, Embassy of Finland, Kyiv
Professional training: 207. National Defence Course, Finnish Defence Forces, 2013
Diplomatic Training Course 27, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, 2001

Publications: “East and West: Vectors of Belarus Foreign Policy 1991-2008”. In “Unknown Belarus” (In
Finnish). Edited by Arto Luukkanen. Edita, Helsinki 2009.
“Poland´s Solidarność and Eschatology of Communism”. In “Idäntutkimus” (Finnish Journal
of East European Studies” I/2007. The Finnish Association for Russian and East European
Studies, Helsinki 2007.
“Export Promotion or Foreign Policy? Finnish-Ukrainian Relations as an Economic and
Political Question in 1917-1919”. In ”Annual Book on Political History 2001”. University of
Helsinki 2001.
”Ukraine Market Guide for Finnish Companies”. Fintra, Helsinki 1998.

Decorations: Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland (FL C)
Medal for Military Merits, Finland
Cross of Merit of the Frontier Guard, Finland
Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star, Sweden
Commander with Star of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Norway
Commander of the Order of Danneborg, Denmark
Commander of the Legion of Honour, France
Commander of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Estonia
Commander of the Order of the Three Stars, Latvia
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland
Commander of the Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau, Luxembourg

May 11, 2021 at the Virtual Discussion