Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä was born in Toholampi, Central Ostrobothnia, Finland. This is his
sixth term as Member of Parliament.
During his parliamentary career that began in 1999, Lintilä has been member of the Commerce
Committee and the Finance Committee and he has also chaired the Tax Sub-committee of the Finnish Parliament. He served as Minister of Economic Affairs and Ownership steering in the previous Finnish Government under Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.
Lintilä holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Sciences from the University of Tampere.
Prior to his political career, Lintilä worked as Head of Finances at Finland’s oldest meat processing company Pouttu Ltd. Lintilä’s military rank is sergeant first class in the reserves. In 1988–1990, he participated in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights.
A trotting enthusiast, Lintilä chaired the Finnish Trotting and Breeding Association in 2008–
2016 and was member of the Board of European Trotting Union in 2009–2016. He also plays
football and follows spectator sports very actively