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 by||Office established|
|Born||2 November 1953|
|Political party||Liike Nyt (2018-)|
National Coalition Party
|Spouse(s)||Leena Harkimo (1989–2002)|
Merikukka Forsius-Harkimo (2004–2005)
|Alma mater||Hanken School of Economics|
Member of Parliament
|Years active||2017– created 2 years ago.|
|Genre||Society, politics, business, entertainment, sports|
|Subscribers||61,085 (as of Jan 2, 2019)|
|Total views||5,927,353 (as of Jan 2, 2019)|
Harkimo was elected to the Eduskunta in 2015 with 11,416 votes in the election. 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. He is also the developer of the team's home arena, Hartwall Areena, and an investor in sports.
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.
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.
- "Harry Harkimo". Eduskunta. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "Hjallis". YouTube.
- "Valitut ehdokkaat Uudenmaan vaalipiiri". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- "Jokerit information in English". Jokerit. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
- Helsingin Sanomat: Harkimo etsii Diilin avulla vetäjää nyt Hanko-projektilleen (in Finnish).
- Hjallis Harkimo ryhtyi kasvissyöjäksi ja laihtui - ”Tuntuu tosi hyvältä”
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