Curriculum Vitae

Full name

Eija-Riitta Anneli Korhola


Date and place of birth

15.06.1959, Lahti, Finland



Children Reeta-Leena 1983, Raakel 1988, Eero-Lauri 1990. Granddaughter Sointu 2013, grandson Voitto 2015.


Current position

  • Delegate of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) at European Economic and Social Committee (2016-), Brussels
  • Member of the steering committee of ICEF Innovation for Cool Earth Forum, Tokyo
  • Professional board member (CEG, PerpetualNext, Amsterdam, Momentum Capital, Amsterdam)
  • Founder of Korhola Global – Communication & Consulting
  • Adviser for several energy and clean tech businesses
  • Member of the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
  • First substitute member of the European Parliament 2019-

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
  • Subcommittee on Human Rights, member 2004-2008
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs, substitute member 1999-2007
  • Temporary committee on climate change, member 2007-2009
  • Temporary committee on human genetics and other new technologies in modern medicine, 2000-2001
  • Delegation to the EU-Latvia Joint Parliamentary Committee, member 1999-2002
  • Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly – Member of the Assembly 2004-2014
  • Delegation for relations with the United States, substitute member 2009-2014



  • PhD, (Environmental Politics, Theoretical philosophy) 2015 University of Helsinki, grade ”exceptional”
  • ABM, Approved Board Member, Tampere CCI 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
  • Studies in the university of Vienna 1978-1980 (German, Latin, Psychology)


Academic teaching positions

  • Visiting Senior Fellow at Tsinghua University Brookings Public Policy department, Beijing 2015-2016
  • 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
  • Eija-Riitta Korhola (2014): The Rise and Fall of the Kyoto Protocol – Climate Change as a Political Process
  • Eija-Riitta Korhola (2019): Kuolemaa nopeampi – lähikuvia elämästä, Tammi.
  • Eija-Riitta Korhola (2020): Ilkeitä ongelma – tarinoita politiikasta, Tammi.



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



Kayaking, gardening, literature, word games (palindromes, oxymorons), hunting, weightlifting, parachuting


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