Suzanne Innes-Stubb


Photo: Jussi Ratilainen.

Suzanne Elizabeth Innes-Stubb is the spouse of the 13th President of the Republic of Finland, Alexander Stubb. She was born in Solihull, UK, on 25 January 1970. Innes-Stubb is a British and (since May 2017) Finnish citizen.

Innes-Stubb graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Surrey, where she studied law, French and German. Innes-Stubb is qualified as solicitor in England and Wales. She earned her Master of Laws (LLM) degree in European Law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, in 1995. 

After graduation, Innes-Stubb worked in London, as a solicitor for the UK Government Legal Service. She then moved on to the law firm White & Case, working in its offices both in Helsinki and Brussels. She focused particularly on issues related to competition law and data protection. 

In 2014, Innes-Stubb joined the Sanoma Group, where she was responsible for tasks related to competition law, ethics and compliance. Since 2017, she has been working at KONE Oyj, where she leads and manages the global compliance team (Vice President, Global Compliance). The team’s areas of responsibility include KONE’s Code of Conduct; human rights programmes; sanctions, anti-bribery & corruption; and work against harassment and discrimination.

Innes-Stubb is a member of Finnish Ethics & Compliance Officers Network. She has also made several presentations on the topic at various professional events. Previously, she also served as a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Finland.

Suzanne Innes-Stubb speaks English, French, German, Swedish and Finnish.

She practices various kinds of sports, such as running, cycling and swimming. She has participated in several triathlon competitions. Suzanne Innes-Stubb listens to a variety of music and has played the piano and cello in her youth.

The Stubbs have been married since 1998. They have two adult children, Emilie and Oliver. The family also includes two cats, Milo and Nala.

Curriculum vitae

Suzanne Elizabeth Innes-Stubb

Born on 25 January 1970 in Solihull, UK 
LLM, Master of Law, College of Europe 1995
Married to Alexander Stubb 1998–
Daughter Emilie, b. 2001 and son Oliver, b. 2004 


Vice President, Global Compliance, KONE Oyj 08/2017–Present
Head of Legal (Competition & Compliance), Group Compliance Officer, Sanoma Corporation 04/2014–08/2017 
Counsel & Head of EU and Regulatory practice group, White & Case Oy, Helsinki 04/2009–04/2014
Associate, Counsel, White & Case LLP, Brussels 01/1999–12/2008
Associate, White & Case Oy, Helsinki 09/1996–03/1997
Legal trainee, qualified solicitor, UK Government Legal Service 09/1995–12/1998
Assistant English teacher, JET Programme in Japan 07/1992–07/1993


LLM European Law, College of Europe 1995
Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law 1994
BSc (Hons) Linguistic and International Studies, University of Surrey 1992

Language skills

Native tongue: English 
French (fluent), German (good), Swedish (good), Finnish (good)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

Member of Finnish Ethics & Compliance Officers Network
Board Member (Secretary) of the American Chamber of Commerce in Finland, and Chair of the Women’s Network 2010–2014
Finnish Bar Association (European lawyer) 2009–2014
Brussels Bar (European lawyer) 1999–2008
English solicitor, qualified 1997 


Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

Selected Publications and Conferences

  • Panelist in Nordic Business Ethics event “State of Ethics & Compliance in the Nordics”, launching the Nordic Ethics & Compliance Survey 2023
    22 November 2023
  • “Compliance in 2023: Challenges and Opportunities”, keynote speaker at Krogerus Disputes Day 2023
    21 March 2023
  • “How Sustainability impacts the role of in-house counsel and compliance teams”, presentation at Alma Talent Lakimiesliiton koulutus Osakeyhtiö-iltapäivät
    21 May 2021
  • “Fostering a Speak Up Culture in a multinational company”, keynote speaker at Nordic Business Ethics event
    29 October 2020
  • “Whistleblowing in practice: observations from the Compliance team”, presentation at Deloitte Whistleblowing event
    5 November 2019
  • “Privacy – Practical Considerations for Compliance”, presentation at IIA Nordic Light Audit Executive Seminar
    9 February 2017
  • “Setting up a compliance function”, presentation to AmCham Finland
    8 September 2016
  • “Setting up the Compliance Function: Key Elements”, presentation at IIA Finland conference
    28 October 2015
  • “Data protection law and investigations”, presentation to the Legal Council of the Conference Board
    8 March 2012
  • “Asserting Procedural Rights and Due Process Safeguards”, presentation at C5’s Conference on Managing Competition Risk and Compliance London 13-14 October 2010
  • Co-author, “The English High Court Sees a Way Through Public Policy Objections to the Recovery of Cartel Fines From Company Executives (Safeway Stores)”, e-Competitions
    March 2010–I
  • Co-author, “A Tale of Two Sector Inquiries: Comparing and Contrasting Experiences in the UK and EU”, Global Competition Policy
    November 2008 (1)
  • “The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal awards for the first time ever interim damages in an abuse of dominant position case on the drugs market (Healthcare at Home/Genzyme) , e-Competitions
    December 2006–I
  • “Whistle-Blowing Hotlines under EU Data Protection Law”, BNA, Inc. Privacy & Security Law Report
    3 July 2006
  • Co-author, “Personal Data Transfers out of the European Economic Area: A Look at Standard Contractual Clauses v. Binding Corporate Rules”, BNA, Inc. Privacy & Security Law Report
    19 December 2005
  • “France’s whistle-blowing hotlines: new guidelines from the CNIL, Privacy Laws & Business
    16 December 2005
  • “L’informatique: servitude ou libertés? Les problèmes principaux qui se posent aux entreprises multinationales”, Les Colloques du Sénat
    7–8 November 2005