Harry Harkimo

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Harry Harkimo
Hjallis Harkimo.jpg
Harry "Hjallis" Harkimo in 2011.
Member of the Finnish Parlament for Uusimaa
Assumed office
22 April 2015
Chairman of Liike Nyt
Assumed office
21 April 2018
Preceded byOffice established
Personal details
Born (1953-11-02) 2 November 1953 (age 65)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partyLiike Nyt (2018-)
National Coalition Party
Spouse(s)Leena Harkimo (1989–2002)
Merikukka Forsius-Harkimo (2004–2005)
Alma materHanken School of Economics
Member of Parliament
Military service
Allegiance Finland
Branch/serviceFinnish Army
RankVänrikki hihalaatta.svg Second Lieutenant[1]
YouTube information
Years active2017– created 2 years ago.
GenreSociety, politics, business, entertainment, sports
Subscribers61,085 (as of Jan 2, 2019)
Total views5,927,353 (as of Jan 2, 2019)

Harry Juhani "Hjallis" Harkimo (born 2 November 1953 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish businessman, sportsperson, a member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) and a YouTuber[2].

Harkimo was elected to the Eduskunta in 2015 with 11,416 votes in the election.[3] Although he was elected representing the National Coalition Party, in 2018 he left the party and founded a new political movement, Liike Nyt. Harkimo is the Chairman of the Board of the Helsinki-based ice-hockey team Jokerit.[4] He is also the developer of the team's home arena, Hartwall Areena, and an investor in sports.

Harkimo hosted the Finnish version of The Apprentice from 2009 until 2013.[5] and made a one-season return in 2018.

In October 2017, Harkimo started to publish YouTube videos concerning politics, business, sports and other subjects.

He has also been a professional sailor and a sports manager. From 1986 to 1987 he participated in a round-the-world single-handed yacht race, BOC Challenge, and finished third.

Personal life[edit]

Harkimo married his first wife, MP Leena Harkimo in 1989, but they divorced in the early 2000s. He later married MP Merikukka Forsius-Harkimo, but the pair divorced after a year of marriage. Harkimo has two sons from his first marriage and a third son from his second marriage.

Harkimo has been a vegetarian since the beginning of 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "Harry Harkimo". Eduskunta. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Hjallis". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Valitut ehdokkaat Uudenmaan vaalipiiri". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Jokerit information in English". Jokerit. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  5. ^ Helsingin Sanomat: Harkimo etsii Diilin avulla vetäjää nyt Hanko-projektilleen (in Finnish).
  6. ^ Hjallis Harkimo ryhtyi kasvissyöjäksi ja laihtui - ”Tuntuu tosi hyvältä”

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Preceded by
Kalervo Kummola
Winner of the Tapani Mattila memorial trophy
Succeeded by
Frank Moberg