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Curriculum Vitae | Eija-Riitta Korhola

Curriculum Vitae

Full name
Eija-Riitta Anneli Korhola

Date and place of birth
15.06.1959, Lahti, Finland

Family
Children Reeta-Leena –83, Raakel -88, Eero-Lauri –90. Grandchildren Sointu 2013, Voitto 2015

Current position

  • Founder of Korhola Global – Communication & Consulting
  • Delegate of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) at EESC, Brussels
  • Member of the steering committee of ICEF, Innovation for Cool Earth Forum, Tokyo
  • Professional board member (CEG, Netherlands, Momentum Capital, Netherlands)
  • Visiting Senior Fellow, Tsinghua Brookings, Beijing

Member of the European Parliament 1999 – 2014

  • Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection – 1st Vice-Chair 2008-2012
  • Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety – Member 1999-2009, 2012-2014
  • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy – Substitute Member 2007-2014
  • ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly – Member of the Assembly 2001-2014

Education

  • PhD. (Environmental Politics) 2015 University of Helsinki, grade ”exceptional” 2015
  • ABM, Approved  Board Member 2015
  • Licentiate of Philosophy (Phil. lic.) (Major subject: theoretical philosophy), University of Helsinki 1994
  • Master of Arts (Major subject: theoretical philosophy), University of Helsinki 1990

Academic teaching positions

  • Visiting Senior Fellow at Tsinghua University Brookings Public Policy department, Beijing 2015-
  • Guest lecturer at Helsinki University of Technology (course on the philosophy and ethics of technology, years 2001 – 2004
  • Guest lecturer at University of Art and Design (course on the philosophy of technology), year 2002

Presentations on human rights, climate and energy issues for multiple enterprises, energy companies, state & civil organisations etc

Other professional activities

  • President of First Step Forum –a human rights organization 2002–
  • Vice-Chair of the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) 2006- 2010
  • Draftsman of the ETS Aviation Opinion of ITRE cttee 2014
  • Draftsman of the Backloading Opinion of the EPP group 2013
  • Draftsman of Emission Trading Opinion of the EPP 2008
  • Draftsman of Climate Change Report of the EPP -parties 2007
  • Draftsman of Energy Report of the EPP-parties 2006

Positions and memberships in various organisations

  • Member of the executive board of the Finnchurchaid 2006 –
  • Member of the executive board of HelsinkiMissio 2006 –
  • Member of Advisory Board, Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2007-2010
  • Member of the steering committee of the Finnish Forest research Institute 2006-
  • Member of the Social Forum of the Church of Finland 2007-2011
  • Member of the Orthodox Culture Fund 2007 –

Previous work experience

  • Holder of an own private enterprise 1996-: Good Enough Prod. journalism, communication and business consulting.
  • Plan International Finland, press officer & publicist, 1998 – 1999
  • Private and public TV stations in Finland; journalist/researcher/presenter 1997 – 1999.
  • Different radio stations in Helsinki; producer/talk show hostess, 1987 – 1998
  • Helsinki Festival; press officer 1997
  • Finnchurchaid; Development educator, assisting press officer 1993 – 1996
  • Writer and columnist in different papers and magazines: Uutislehti 100, Metro, Kirkko ja Kaupunki, Miehen Gloria MG, Hiidenkivi, Nykypäivä, Energiauutiset, Tekniikka ja talous, Aamulehti, Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, Askel

Examples of professional publications

  • Korhola, Eija-Riitta (2001) in Companies and the Environment: the End of Antagonism, M&M conseil
  • Korhola, Eija-Riitta (2002) in Our vision of Europe, EPP-ED
  • Korhola, Eija-Riitta (2006) in European View, The Forum for European Studies
  • Korhola, Eija-Riitta (2006): EPP report on energy, adopted in EPP Summit 2007
  • Korhola, Eija-Riitta (2007): Combating Climate Change – Our responsibility for future generations, adopted in EPP buro meeting 2008
  • Korhola, Eija-Riitta (2008): Women and Energy, EUI
  • Eija-Riitta Korhola (2002) Olkapäämepin kantapääkausi, WSOY

Freelance journalist
• articles including: Suomen Kuvalehti, Helsingin Sanomat, HS Nyt, Kotimaa, Sana, Kirkko ja kaupunki

Writer and columnist
• Writer and columnist in different papers and magazines: Uutislehti 100, Metro, Kirkko ja Kaupunki, Miehen Gloria MG, Hiidenkivi, Nykypäivä, Energiauutiset, Tekniikka ja talous, Aamulehti, Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, Askel

Active blogger
• Active user of social media since 1999. Active blogger sice 2004. Weblogs in various fora like Iltalehti, uusi Suomi, Aamulehti, Blogbook, City and www.korhola.com

Interests
• kayaking, weightlifting, literature, gardening, hunting, palindromes, oxymorons

Contact info:

Eija-Riitta Korhola / Korhola Global

eija-riitta@korhola.com  +358405360326