Alexander Stubb has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004-2008 and in the national government from 2008-16. He was the Chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2014-16 and is currently a Member of the Finnish Parliament.
Stubb's background is in academia and civil service. He has published 16 books, 11 of those on the European Union. He holds a Ph.D. From the London School of Economics and Political Science. He worked as an expert adviser at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki and in Brussels, and in President Romano Prodi's team at the European Commission.
His expertise includes European and International Affairs, Foreign and Security Policy, the Euro and the Global Economy. His current interests are global affairs, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (digitalisation, robotisation and artificial intelligence) and health. He chaired the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development which is responsible for promoting national and international sustainable development goals, and works to encourage society's commitment to and involvement in sustainable development.
Aside from politics, Stubb is passionate about “Mind and Body”. He believes that the inextricable link between the two should impact our lifestyle. As an avid athlete and Ironman competitor himself, Stubb advocates the view that a healthy body is essential to a healthy mind, with the success of all of our other endeavours stemming from this bond.