OECD Forum on Gender Equality


Katri Viinikka


Ambassador for Gender Equality


Ambassador Katri Viinikka holds the position of Ambassador for Gender Equality at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland since September 1, 2018. Before that, she was Ambassador of Finland to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative of Finland to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from 2015 to 2018. Earlier, Ambassador Viinikka served as Director for United Nations and General Global Affairs at the Political Department of the Finnish MFA from 2010 to 2015. She has also held the position of Chief of Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and served at Finnish embassies in Brussels, Berlin and Bonn. She began her career at MFA of Finland in 1992.