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Mari Kiviniemi

Deputy Secretary-General


Mari Kiviniemi has served as Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since August 2014. She is responsible for strategic oversight of the OECD’s work on efficient and effective governance, territorial development, trade and agriculture, statistics and advancing the Better Life Initiative, as well as entrepreneurship, SMEs, and regions and cities.

Kiviniemi served as Finland’s Prime Minister from 2010 to 2011. Previously, she was Special Advisor on Economic Policy to the Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Minister for European Affairs and Minister of Public Administration and Local Government.


The speakers

Using the unique power of sport to bring people together, the Olympism in Action Forum sees a range of global players, including Olympic Movement stakeholders, athletes, private and public sector leaders, NGO representatives, academics, artists and the media come together to talk on topical contemporary issues. Chosen because of their ability to effect change and their wide range of sometimes differing opinions, the speakers will lead lively debates and seek to challenge received wisdom to inspire new ways of thinking.

Meet the speakers.
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