Soile Kauranen, Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Finland
Ms Soile Kauranen is the Deputy Head of the Mission in the Embassy of Finland, Beijing. She started her duty on 1st August 2021. Prior to her posting to Beijing she was the advisor to the Leadership of the Department of Asia and the Americas in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. Her portfolio also consisted of East Asian regional issues; Korean Peninsula and Japan specifically.
Ms Kauranen is a career diplomat in the Finnish Foreign service, which she joined in 2004. During her diplomatic career she has served in multiple Finnish Embassies (Washington DC, Riga, Geneva and the Mission to Nato). Issue areas that she has mainly worked with are International Organisations, European Union policies and International Trade Policy. For 2018-2020 she was a team leader and director in the Finnish MFA Personnel Unit in charge of personnel planning and recruitments.
Ms Kauranen has a Masters Degree in Political Science from University of Helsinki (2003). In her studies she focused to the International Relations, International Law, Political History and Education. She did her Erasmus Exchange in the University of KU Leuven (Belgium) concentrating in International Law and European Union Studies. In 2003 she published a joint study in the Finnish Institute to International Affairs (FIIA) with professor Henri Vogt with title ”Dialogue or Monologue?; the Relationship between the EU and ACP Countires”.
Ms Kauranen is married and has two teenage children. She is an avid reader and loves long walks in nature.
If you are a woman in management position and interested in business exchange, Finnish Business Council is delighted to invite you to this intimate and casual event. We will get to know each other's and share business interests and ideas.
This time our guest speaker is the new Deputy Head of Mission: Ms Soili Kauranen, Embassy of Finland. Ms Kauranen is a career diplomat in the Finnish Foreign service, which she joined in 2004. During her diplomatic career she has served in multiple Finnish Embassies (Washington DC, Riga, Geneva and the Mission to Nato). Issue areas that she has mainly worked with are International Organizations, European Union policies and International Trade Policy. You can read more about her background in Speaker section. We are honored to hear Ms Kauranen's insights and highlights of her career.
Our venue is Cafe Life, the Chinese Culture center at Guo Yi Hui, in the north part of Sanlitun. It serves us with afternoon tea, mocktails and canapés. This beautiful Cafe is decorated with Chinese herbs and other health products.