Highlights of Past Events

Private breakfast with Olli Rehn, Governor of the Bank of Finland

On April 16, the EACCNY, in partnership with the Consulate General of Finland organized a private breakfast with Olli Rehn, Governor of the Bank of Finland, to discuss the Economic Outlook & Monetary Policy in Europe.

Dr Olli Rehn is Governor of the Bank of Finland. He has been Governor and Chairman of the Board as of 12 July 2018. Governor Rehn is responsible for monetary policy preparation, domestic economic policy, external communications, international affairs and internal audit. Governor Rehn is a member of the Governing Council of the ECB.

Dr Rehn has held European and international posts for many years. He was Vice-President of the European Commission in 2011–2014. As a Member of the European Commission, he was responsible for Enlargement in 2004–2010 and for Economic and Monetary Affairs in 2010-2014, when his responsibilities included the reform of the rules of Economic and Monetary Union, financial assistance programs for the distressed countries, and the preparation of stability mechanisms. Dr Rehn represented the European Commission on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, in G7/G20 cooperation and at meetings of the International Monetary Fund in 2010–2014.

Dr Rehn served as Minister of Economic Affairs in Prime Minister Sipilä’s Government in 2015–2016, having been elected Member of Parliament from Helsinki in April 2015. He was a Member of Parliament also in 1991–1995. Dr Rehn was a Member and Vice President of the European Parliament in 2014–2015 and was a member of the first group of Finnish MEPs in 1995–1996.