August 15, 2022
Olli-Pekka Heinonen is the Director General at the Finnish National Agency of Education. Heinonen has been the Minister of Education and Science (1994-1999), Minister of Transport and Communication (1999-2002), and Member of the Finnish Parliament (1995-2002). He has also been the Television Director at the Finnish Public Broadcasting Company and State Secretary in five different ministries. Heinonen has held various positions of trust within different sectors of society.
Heinonen is a member of the Education Advisory Group for the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs. In May 2021, he started as the Director General of the International Baccalaureate.
Heinonen holds a Master’s Degree in Law. He is married and has three children.
This interview was conducted in March 2021, prior to Olli-Pekka Heinonen taking up his current position as Director General of International Baccalaureate.