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Minna Arve

Minna Arve

Mayor - City of Turku

Bio

Minna Arve has served as the Mayor of Turku since 2017. Minna Arve was born in Turku. During her career she has worked as the Managing Director of Turku Chamber of Commerce, Party Secretary of the Finnish National Coalition Party, full-time Chairperson of the City Board in Turku, and Marketing Manager of HyTest Oy. She has also led a long career in municipal politics. As the Mayor of Turku, Arve has highlighted major issues such as sustainable growth, urban inclusion, the prevention of social exclusion, and new means of industrial and business policies including the circular economy. Mayor Arve is also the Global Portfolio holder for Circular Development at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, a global network of 2.500 local governments committed to sustainability.