Henna Virkkunen is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a substitute of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. She is currently working as the EPP rapporteur with a file on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and also as a rapporteur on the Connecting Europe Facility Regulation. She has worked as a rapporteur on digital platforms.
Virkkunen promotes an innovation-friendly Europe. Virkkunen is a keen advocate of education and skills as these equip European people for future trends such as digitalisation. She has served several ministerial posts in Finland as a Minister of Education and Science, Minister of Public Administration and Local Governance and Minister of Transport. Virkkunen is a licentiate of Philosophy.