Became known as a long-standing politician Timo Soini joins Mestis as a member of the Board. The appointment was made at an extraordinary general meeting on October 7th.

Soini, 58, has had a career as a Member of Parliament, MEP and Foreign Minister. He chaired basic Finns for ten years.

According to the press release, he will leave the board of Mestis with “high expectations”.

– By feeling myself, I can have some kind of life experience as well as vision and written and oral ability that can be used to get more bearing on good things. I am no magician, but I know state and municipal decision-making very empirically. On this side, I think I find help for Mestis clubs, he said.

Soini from Espoo has been a familiar sight in the puck stands of his hometown.

– I am a mestizo-games over the years, been watching. We have many Mestis cities currently in restructuring. It must be understood in these localities that how big a thing it is that such clubs exist.

Chairman of the Board of Mestis Tuomas Haanpää believes Soini has a lot to offer the series.

– It’s great to get an experienced influencer like Timo to join Mestis’ board, Haanpää smiled.