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Matti Leppälä, Secretary General/CEO, PensionsEurope

PensionsEurope is the leading voice for workplace pensions in Europe. It represents 24 European national associations of pension funds and other IORPs. PensionsEurope’s members cover pensions of more than 70 million European citizens and € 3.5 trillion of assets.

In additions to its full members PensionsEurope has 26 Corporate & Supporter members who are various service providers who work with workplace pensions. PensionsEurope has a Central & Eastern European Countries Forum to discuss issues common to pension systems in that region and an advisory group for multinational companies.

Prior to joining PensionsEurope in 2011 Matti worked for almost 11 years for The Finnish Pension Alliance, an industry association which represents all Finnish pension institutions. From 1990 until 2000 Matti was with the Finnish employee unions, first at the Union of Health and Social Care Professionals and then for seven years at the Finnish Confederation of Professionals, where he was Director responsible for collective bargaining and social policy. From 1986 until 1990 Matti worked in the Finnish Ministry of Justice in the law drafting department with public law issues.

Matti has a LLM from the University of Turku, Finland, 1987. He is also Executive MBA in Insurance and Financial services from the University of Tampere, Finland, 2007.