Annual Event Speaker profile: Kari Alanko

Finnish Ambassador - Kari Alanko

Mr Kari Alanko serves currently as Finland’s ambassador to South Africa. He has been in this post since September 2016. He has wide experience of the African continent, having served on different postings in Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia. He was Finland’s ambassador to Mozambique 2007-2011. Before that, he served as Finland’s ambassador to Vietnam 2002-2007. Before his posting in South Africa, he was Deputy Director-General of the Africa and Middle-East Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki.