Preceded byMarketta Kokkonen NameJukka Makela PartyNational Coalition Party
Spouse(s)Saijaliisa Makela RolePolitician
Born7 July 1960 (age 55)
Espoo, Finland (1960-07-07) Political partyNational Coalition Party
Jukka Makela (born July 7, 1960 in Espoo) is a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party and the current city manager/mayor of Espoo, the second largest city of Finland, since January 1, 2011. He was elected to the Parliament of Finland (Eduskunta) in the 2007 parliamentary election, but he was resigned after he was elected to the post of mayor. He is married and he has three children.
Jukka Makela was a member in the HOK Elanto administration board (hallintoneuvosto) during 2008-2012. HOK Elanto is part of S Group (SOK). This is third biggest company and leading retail trade company in Finland in 2012. HOK Elanto has business e.g. in hotels, shopping centers, restaurants and petrol stations (Energy in Finland).
Jukka Makela is member of Helsinki district administration of Chamber of Commerce (valtuuskunta) in 2013.
In the municipal elections Jukka Makela got 1,973 votes out of 113,000 in 2008.