Head of Mission

Pekka Shemeikka has taken up his function as Head of Mission of the Embassy of Finland to Myanmar as Chargé d’Affaires on 1st of September 2021. He is married and has one son.

His previous assignments include:

Special Assignment on Myanmar, Unit for South Asia, Department for Americas and Asia, Helsinki

2019 - 2020
Acting Deputy Director, Unit of Current Communications, Communications department, Helsinki

2016 - 2019
Chair of the Working Group for Sustainable Development (SDWG) of the Arctic Council, Helsinki

2012 - 2016
Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission of Finland to Turkey, Ankara

2010 - 2012
Counsellor, Unit for UN Environmental Policies (Rio+20), Helsinki

2010 - 2012
Adviser, UNSG High Level Panel (GSP) on Global Sustainability, Helsinki

2007 - 2009
Cabinet for HRSG Solana/National expert, Relations with European Parliament on Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), the EU Council, Brussels

2002 - 2007
Chair/Member of the EU Council Working Group on General Affairs (Relations with European Parliament), Permanent Mission of Finland to the EU, Brussels

2001 - 2002
Member of the EU Council 133 Trade Committee and the Working Group on Transatlantic relations, Brussels

1998 - 2000
1st Secretary, Unit for Human Rights (coordination of Migration and Asylum), Political Department, Helsinki

1996 - 1997
1st Secretary, Embassy of Finland to Iran, Tehran

1992 - 1995
2nd Secretary, Embassy of Finland to the Netherlands, The Hague

1990 - 1991
Attaché, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki