Maria Lohela was the Speaker of Parliament of Finland (2015-2018) and has served as a Member of Parliament for Finland since 2011.
She is one of the youngest MPs in the country to be Speaker of Parliament of Finland.
Lohela was also the first Vice Chair of the Finns Party parliamentary group, from 2014 to 2015.
Lohela earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (Linguistics) from the University of Turku, majoring in English. She has also served as a member of the Turku city council from 2009 to 2012.