Sirpa Aaltio-Kossmann

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Phone: (+33) 6 82 40 74 24
Email: sirpa.aalt-koss@wanadoo.fr

Work experience

Official interpretation assignments

  • Summit for youth employment in November 2013 in Paris, whispering and simultaneous interpretation, French-English-Finnish for Mr Lauri Ihalainen, Minister of Employment of Finland
  • Three day state visit in France in July 2013, of Mr Sauli Niinistö, President of the Finnish Republic. Interpreter attached to Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and all the other French officials (Prime Minister, President of the Senat and National Assembly etc.)
  • Visit of the Finnish Prime Minister in France in June 2013, of Mr Jyrki Katainen. Interpreter attached to Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic
  • Visit of the Finnish Prime Minister in France in October 2010, of Mrs Mari Kiviniemi. Interpreter attached to Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, and to Mr François Fillon, the French Prime Minister
  • Summit for the zone euro at Palais de l’Elysée in Paris on the 12th of October 2008, simultaneous, Finnish booth.
  • Visit of the Finnish Prime Minister in France in 2008, of Mr Matti Vanhanen. Interpreter attached to Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic
  • State visit in France in 2005, of Mrs Tarja Halonen , President of the Finnish Republic. Interpreter attached to Mr Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic
  • State visit in Finland in 1999, of Mr Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic. Interpreter attached to Mr Hubert Védrine, Minister of Foreign Affairs and to Mr Pierre Moscovichi, Minister of European Affaires
  • State visit in Finland in 1987, of Mr François Mitterand, President of the French Republic. Interpreter attached to the French delegation of transmissions
  • Several inter-ministerial visits for bilateral affairs: Prime Ministers, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Culture, etc
  • Several official visits of parliamentary delegations to the Assemblée Nationale and Sénat (=French Parliament)
  • Several assignments for the European Commission, UNESCO, ONU, OECD, EUROPOL, etc.

Interpretations for different private market sectors

  • Industry and business events: (Matra, Eurocopter, Citroën, Chantiers de l’Atlantiques……)
  • Social and economics: European Works Councils for many large multinationals.
  • International pharmaceutical meetings for investigators
  • Organisation for study-visits for Finnish professionals of food, wine and cheese production
  • Television programs (Interpretation of Finnish athletes, specialists, actress, authors etc.)
  • International Exhibition of Literature in Paris in 2011; interpreter for six Finnish authors