Tuomas Saarenheimo is Permanent Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Finland, responsible for International and Financial matters. He joined the Ministry in 2013. In his current position he is member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee, the Euro Working Group, the Board of Directors of the European Stability Mechanism, and the Board of Directors of the European Financial Stability Facility.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr Saarenheimo served several spells at the Bank of Finland, ending as Chief Economist and Head of Monetary Policy and Research. He has also held positions as Executive Director for Nordic and Baltic countries at the International Monetary Fund, as National Expert at the European Commission and as researcher at the University of Helsinki.
Mr Saarenheimo graduated in 1989 from the University of Helsinki, where he also gained PhD in Economics in 1994.
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