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Alex's abridged CV

Name Alexander Stubb
Born 1 April 1968
Family Spouse Lawyer Suzanne Innes-Stubb, daughter Emilie (2001), son Oliver (2004)
Place of residence Espoo, Finland
Homepage www.alexstubb.com

Work experience

Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, 22.6.2011-

Minister for Foreign Affairs, 4.4.2008 - 21.6.2011
Member of European Parliament, 2004-2008
Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union in Brussels, Counsellor, 2003-2004
Adviser to the President of the European Commission, 2001-2003
College of Europe, Bruges, Visiting Professor, 2000-2007
Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union in Brussels, Researcher, 1999-2001
Academy of Finland, Researcher, 1997-1999
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Researcher, 1995-1997
Finnish Government IGC Negotiating Group, 1995-1997
Finnish Government IGC Delegation, Member, 1999-2001 and 2003-2004

Education

1999 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) international politics, London School of Economics
1995 Master of Arts (MA) political science, College of Europe, Bruges
1994 Dīplome de Langue et Civilisation Franēaise (DL), Sorbonne Universitet, Paris
1993 Bachelor of Arts (BA) political science, Furman University, South Carolina, United States
1988 Matriculation (magna cum laude), Gymanasiet Lärkan, Helsinki
1986 Highschool Diploma, Mainland Highschool, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Interests

Sport (maraton, triathlon, golf, telemark), reading, blogging

Military service

1988-1989 Uusimaa Jaeger Battalion, Military rank Lance Corporal

Language skills

Finnish, Swedish, English, French and German

Publications

Eleven books on the EU, about 30 academic articles on the EU and over 100 columns

"Alex was the first Finn I got to know well in Brussels. So it took me a while to realize that all Finns were not extrovert, opinionated and politically incorrect."
- Sir Stephen Wall