Jan Vapaavuori

Vice-President And Member Of The Management Committee European Investment Bank (EIB) Finland

Mr Vapaavuori, a Finnish national, was appointed by the EIB’s Board of Governors on a proposal from the Finance Minister of the Republic of Finland and with the agreement of the shareholder constituency formed also by Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden.

Prior to becoming EIB Vice-President, Mr Vapaavuori was Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs (and, as such, Governor of the EIB) and between 2007 and 2011 was Finnish Minister of Housing and Minister of Nordic Cooperation. He has been a member of the Finnish Parliament since 2003 and a Helsinki City Council member since 1997. He holds a degree in law from the University of Helsinki.