Ville Itälä

Ville Heimo Antero Itälä (born 10 May 1959 in Luumäki) is the Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and a former a Finnish politician. He was elected member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from the district of Southwest Finland in 1995. Itälä served as the Minister of the Interior under Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen from September 2000 to April 2003[1]. He was elected chairman of the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) in 2001. Following his resignation as party leader in 2004, he was succeeded by Jyrki Katainen. Itälä was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 29 February 2012. He was a member of the European Court of Auditors[2] from 2012 until February 2018. Since August 2018 he is the Director-General of OLAF.

Ville Itälä
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Director-General European Anti-Fraud Office
Assumed office
1 August 2018
Preceded byGiovanni Kessler
Personal details
Born (1959-05-10) 10 May 1959 (age 61)
Luumäki, Finland
NationalityFinnish
Political partyNational Coalition Party

European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)Edit

Ville Itälä is the Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) since August 2018.

European Court of AuditorsEdit

Ville Itälä was a Member of the European Court of Auditors from 2012 to February 2018.

European ParliamentEdit

In 2004, Ville Itälä was elected Member of the European Parliament, a position he held for eight years. During this time, he served, among others, on the Committee on Transport and Tourism and was the Deputy-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control.

Finnish Executive and ParliamentEdit

Ville Itala was elected as Member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from the district of Southwest Finland in 1995. Itälä served as the Minister of the Interior under Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen from September 2000 to April 2003. He was elected chairman of the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) in 2001. Following his resignation as party leader in 2004, he was succeeded by Jyrki Katainen.

EducationEdit

Itälä obtained a Master in Law from Turku University, in Finland, and a Master in Law with court training from Vehmaa District Court.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Interior". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.eca.europa.eu/Lists/ECADocuments/CV_IT%C3%84L%C3%84/CV_IT%C3%84L%C3%84_EN.pdf

External linksEdit

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