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Ville Skinnari

Ville Skinnari Finnish politician and ice hockey player

Finnish politician and ice hockey player
Ville Skinnari
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Intro Finnish politician and ice hockey player
Is Politician Athlete Ice hockey player
From Finland
Type Politics Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 February 1974, Helsinki, Finland
Age: 46 years
Star sign PiscesPisces
Residence Lahti, Finland
Politics Social Democratic Party of Finland
Father: Jouko Skinnari
Sports Teams
Lahden Reipas
The details


Ville Skinnari (born 21 February 1974) is a Finnish politician, born in Lahti.

Early career

Skinnari is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the Finnish Elite League for the club Reipas Lahti, in the Netherlands for the club Dordrecht Lions, and for the Coventry club Solihull Blaze in the British National League..

From 1995 until 1999, Skinnari worked as a freelance journalist in Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Political career

Skinnari was elected to the Finnish Parliament for the Social Democratic Party in 2015, from the constituency of Häme (Tavastia). In 2019 he was re-elected to the parliament for the term 2019–2023.

Skinnari was appointed Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade in the cabinet of Prime Minister Antti Rinne in 2019. After the collapse of the cabinet in December 2019, Skinnari continued in the same position in the following Marin Cabinet.

Other activities

  • Finnish Federation for Recreational Fishing, Chair (2017–2019)
  • Hockey Unlimited, Member of the Board (2014–2019)
  • Lahti Energia Oy, Vice-Chair of the Board (2013–2017)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 22 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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