Joel Toivola

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Eli and Joel Toivola.

Joel Toivola (15 December 1915, Helsinki – 21 October 1999) was a Finnish diplomat and engineer.[1]

Early life[edit]

He earned a bachelor's degree in political science.


He was awarded the title of Special Envoy and Plenipotentiary Minister in 1970. He served as Ambassador to Beijing from 1961 to 1967. From 1969-1972] he served in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs administrative department and as Ambassador in Prague 1972-1976 and Bern 1976-1982.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

He donated his art collection to Varkaus Art Museum lle.[3] Toivolan säätiö jakaa apurahoja Kiina-tutkimukselle.[4]

Joel Toivola's father Urho Toivola was also an Ambassador.[5]


  1. ^ "Toivola, Joel". Uppslagsverket Finland. 2012.  (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Facta 2001, osa 16, p. 678. WSOY 1985. (in Finnish)
  3. ^ a b Joel ja Eli Toivola. Joel Toivolan säätiö.(in Finnish)
  4. ^ Etusivu. Joel Toivolan säätiö. (in Finnish)
  5. ^ Kuka kukin on 1978 ( Finnish)