Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna and WA Chair
Amb. Hannu Kyröläinen is Ambassador of Finland to Austria and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna.
Prior to this, Amb. Kyröläinen served as a Senior Expert on Security Policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Between 2012 and 2015, he was the Deputy to the Facilitator for the 2012 Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction. From 2010 to 2012, Amb. Kyröläinen was an Adviser on Sustainable Development to the President of the Republic of Finland. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Ambassador of Finland to the Czech Republic. Before that, Amb. Kyröläinen worked in several different positions at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, including as the Director General of the Department for Global Affairs (2003-2007), Deputy Director General for Political Affairs (Multilateral Issues) (1998-2003), Director of the Division for Western Countries and European Union (1995-1998) and Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (1993-1995). Amb. Kyröläinen also previously worked in the Permanent Missions of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva and New York.
Amb. Kyröläinen holds a Master of Social Science (International Affairs) from the University of Tampere. He is married with one daughter.