Anna-Kaisa Ikonen is the Mayor of Tampere. She has a doctorate in social sciences and she has worked in several fields and leadership roles. She has been a Member of the Finnish Parliament, Secretary of State in two previous governments and has held various leading positions in the city administration. Ms Ikonen was appointed the Professor of Practice at Tampere University, the Faculty of Management and Business in 2017. Ms Ikonen last served as mayor of Tampere in 2013-2017.