Meet The Leader: H.E Martti Ahtisaari

Meet The Leader: H.E Martti Ahtisaari

Interview with H.E. Martti Ahtisaari, Former President of Finland

Guest: H.E. Martti Ahtisaari

In this Meet the Leader episode, UONGOZI Institute interviews the 10th President of Finland on leadership and the challenges he faced.

"Meet the Leader" is a television interview show that delves into the lives of prominent personalities whose lives and careers have had significant public impact and who have distinguished themselves in one or more forms of service.

H.E. Martti Ahtisaari

Former President of Finland

President Ahtisaari was elected President of the Republic of Finland in February 1994. He held office from March 1, 1994 to February 29, 2000. In his more than 45 years of public service, he was first a civil servant in the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the United Nations.

On December 1, 2000, Ahtisaari was awarded the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding by the Fulbright Association in recognition of his work as peacemaker in some of the world's most troubled areas.

On October 10, 2008 Ahtisaari was announced as that year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Ahtisaari twice worked to find a solution in Kosovo -- first in 1999 and again between 2005 and 2007. He also worked with others to find a peaceful solution to the problems in Iraq. Ahtisaari and his group, Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), also contributed to resolving other conflicts in Northern Ireland, Central Asia, and the Horn of Africa.

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