Harry Harkimo

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Harry Harkimo in 2011.

Harry Juhani "Hjallis" Harkimo (born 2 November 1953 in Helsinki) is a Finnish businessman, sportsperson and a member of the Finnish Parliament, representing the National Coalition Party. Harkimo is the chairman of the board of the Helsinki-based ice-hockey team Jokerit.[1] He is also the developer of the team's home arena, Hartwall Areena, and an investor in sports. Harkimo has also hosted Finnish version of The Apprentice in 2009 and 2010.[2]

Harkimo was elected to the parliament in 2015, gaining 11,416 votes in the elections.[3]

He has also been a professional sailor and a sports manager. In 1986–1987 he took part of round-the-world single-handed yacht race BOC Challenge and finished third.

Personal life[edit]

Early 2000s, Hjallis divorced his member-of-parliament-wife Leena Harkimo and married younger member-of-parliament Merikukka Forsius-Harkimo. Harry Harkimo and Merikukka Forsius-Harkimo divorced after one year of marriage.


  1. ^ "Jokerit information in English". Jokerit. Retrieved August 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ Helsingin Sanomat: Harkimo etsii Diilin avulla vetäjää nyt Hanko-projektilleen (in Finnish).
  3. ^ "Valitut ehdokkaat Uudenmaan vaalipiiri". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 

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