As of September 1, 2013 Finland will have a new ambassador to China. Consular for Foreign Affairs Jari Gustafsson will take the post of Head of the Embassy of Finland in Beijing, China. Gustafsson transfers to Beijing from Tokyo, where he has served as Finland’s Ambassador since 2009.
Gustafsson has previously served on the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and as Deputy Director General of the Department for Trade Policy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Gustafsson has also worked as Consular of Industry at Finland’s Permanent Representation to the OECD in Paris, and he has held various positions in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the last position there being Director of the Foreign Trade Group.