Minister of Social Security Sanni Grahn-Laasonen
The National Coalition Party
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Minister of Social Security Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is responsible for matters covered by the Department for Insurance and Social Security, the Department for Work and Gender Equality and the Department for Safety, Security and Health. However, she is not responsible for matters related to unemployment security and adult education within the Department for Insurance and Social Security, because these matters fall under the responsibility of Minister of Employment Arto Satonen. Grahn-Laasonen is also responsible for social assistance matters within the Department for Clients and Services in Healthcare and Social Welfare.
Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, born on 4 May 1983 in Forssa, has served as a Member of Parliament since 2011 and as a minister in three governments. She served as Minister of Education in 2017–2019, as Minister of Education and Culture in 2015–2017 and as Minister of the Environment in 2014–2015.
Grahn-Laasonen holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences. During her political career, she has also served as deputy party leader of the National Coalition Party and held numerous positions of trust, such as the chair of the County Council of the Kanta-Häme Wellbeing Services County and the chair of the board of the New Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Grahn-Laasonen is a member of Forssa City Council.
Prior to her election to Parliament, Grahn-Laasonen worked as a journalist, Stockholm correspondent and news editor as well as Press Attaché to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
She lives with her husband and two children. In her free time, Grahn-Laasonen enjoys many kinds of cultural activities and outdoor pursuits, and she likes to read and visit second-hand shops.
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