Head of Green Development and Inclusive Growth Section, First Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Turkiye

Virve Vimpari was born in Finland on 17 July 1974. She holds Master’s Degree on International Relations from the University of Tampere, Finland. Ms Vimpari joined the European Commission in 2006. She has worked in DG EMPL and DG REGIO before joining the EUD Ankara in 2012 as Deputy Head of Section for Economic and Social Development. Ms Vimpari has also worked as Head of Section in EUD Skopje (2017-2020) and EU Programme Support Office in Cyprus (2020-2023) before joining again the EUD Ankara as Head of Section for Green Development and Inclusive Growth Section in August 2023. In addition to her mother tongue Finnish, Ms Vimpari is fluent in English, French, Swedish, Greek and Turkish, and has basic knowledge of German and Russian.