The Finnish government has appointed Satu Suikkari-Kleven as the new ambassador in Bangkok, Thailand. With this new title, Mrs. Suikkari-Kleven will be the new Ambassador to both Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Currently, Satu Suikkari-Kleven works at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs which she entered in 1998. She has previously worked at the Finnish Embassy in Oslo and the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN in New York.
Furthermore, the upcoming ambassador has worked at the Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Strasbourg and at the headquarters of UN Refugee Agency UNHCR in Geneve and its office in Afghanistan.
Satu Suikkari-Kleven takes up her new post in September 2016 and will thereby be replacing Kirsti Westphalen.