Global affairs, Brexit and European economy
Alexander Stubb has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004-2008 and in the national government from 2008-16.
Alexander Stubb was the Chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2014-16 and is currently a Member of the Finnish Parliament.
Alexander Stubb's background is in academia and civil service. He has published 16 books, tens of academic articles and hundreds of columns. He holds a Ph.D. From the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master's degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, and a B.A. from Furman University in South Carolina. He also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.
He worked as an expert adviser at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki and in Brussels, and in President Romano Prodi's team at the European Commission. He has been a visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. His expertise includes European and International Affairs, Foreign and Security Policy, the Euro and the Global Economy. His current interests are Brexit, global affairs, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (digitalisation, robotisation and artificial intelligence) and health and exercise science.
Stubb is a sought after speaker and a frequent commentator on international affairs for many global news channels. Stubb speaks Finnish, Swedish, English, French and German. He is an avid sportsman, having played ice-hockey, handball and national team golf in his youth. His current passions are cycling and triathlon. He will participate in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in October 2016.