Ambassador Tuomas Tapio took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Finland to the OECD in Paris on 15 January 2019.
Mr. Tapio was born in 1970. An expert in international political economy, he holds a Ph.D in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (2003).
Mr. Tapio joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1997, and first served in the Department for External Economic Relations (1997-1998) and in the Department for Development Policy (1998-2000). He was then posted to the Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OECD in Paris (2000-2004).
Between 2004 and 2007 Mr. Tapio was counsellor, and then Special Adviser to the Director-General, in the Department for External Economic Relations, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 2008 to 2009 Mr. Tapio was the head of the Economics Department at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. He was then appointed to the position of Director of Policy Planning in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2012).
Prior to taking up his duties as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the OECD and UNESCO, Mr. Tapio was Director of External Economic Relations in the Prime Minister’s Office (2012-2015) and Director for Central, Western and Southern Europe in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2015-2018).