Mika Lintilä is the Minister of Economic Affairs since December 2016. Minister of Economic Affairs is responsible for the overall management of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. He deals with matters relating to industrial policy, innovations- technology policy, and regional development by heading Growth Services Department, the Corporate Steering Unit, Innovations and Enterprise Financing Department and Government Ownership Steering department under Prime Minister’s Office. Mika Lintilä represents the Centre Party and has been a member of Finnish Parliament since 1999. He is known especially for his knowledge of economic affairs, as his experience as a Member of Parliament includes membership of both the Finance Committee and the Commerce Committee.