Kyösti Oikarinen is the Political Mayor of City of Oulu and the Chair of Oulu City Executive Board and member of the City Council.
Kyösti Oikarinen has a long career as an elected politician in the City of Oulu. Between 2005 and 2012, he was member of the City Council during which years he held several positions of trust e.g. the Chairman of the City Council and Chairman of the Merger Board of Oulu as well as the Chairman of the Board of Oulu Region. He was re-elected into the City Council in April 2017 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Oulu City Executive Board in August.
Kyösti Oikarinen is a trained dentist and Professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has been working at the University of Oulu in several positions. Until the end of 2017 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Oulu University. He has also worked long academic periods abroad e.g. in Kuwait, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.