Ilkka Suominen

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Ministeri (Minister)
Ilkka Suominen
Ilkka Suominen.jpg
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
In office
2 April 1987 – 5 May 1987
Preceded by Erkki Pystynen
Succeeded by Matti Ahde
In office
30 April 1991 – 6 February 1993
Preceded by Esko Aho
Succeeded by Riitta Uosukainen
Personal details
Born (1939-04-08) 8 April 1939 (age 75)
Nakkila, Finland
Political party National Coalition Party
Spouse(s) Riitta Suominen

Ilkka Olavi Suominen (born 8 April 1939 in Nakkila) is a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party.

He was member of the parliament from 1970 to 1975 and from 1983 to 1994. Suominen was the chairman of the National Coalition Party 1979–1991 and twice the speaker of the parliament 1987 and 1991-1994. He held the position of minister of trade and industry in Holkeri cabinet 1987-1991. Suominen left parliament to become CEO of state monopoly Alko.[1] He was elected as a member of the European Parliament for one term 1999-2004 (EPP).

He was also the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE 1992-1994.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Erkki Pystynen
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
Succeeded by
Matti Ahde
Preceded by
Esko Aho
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
Succeeded by
Riitta Uosukainen