Biography of Suvi LindĂ©n
ITU Special Envoy for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development
CEO and Founder of PearlCon Ltd
Suvi LindĂ©n was Finlandâ€™s Minister of Communications in 2007-2011. She was previously Minister of Culture, 1999-2002. Ms LindĂ©n was a Member of Parliament 1995-2011
The Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think tank named her as its â€śVisionary of the Year for 2011â€ť for her commitment to ensuring affordable broadband access to every citizen in Finland.
Ms LindĂ©n is Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development, Member of the United Nations Advisory Board of the Digital Health Initiative. She was Chair of the Ubiquitous Information Society Advisory Board of Finland.
She holds positions of trust in a number of organisations such as Chair of the Education and Training Board of Oulu Region, Chair of the Finnish Cultural Institute for Benelux, and Member of the Oulu City Council. She is Founding member of World Antidoping Agency and was Member of its Executive Board.
Ms LindĂ©n holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Oulu.