Kirsi Pimiä was the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman May 15th 2015 - January 31st 2020. The task of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is to promote equality and to prevent discrimination. The competence of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman covers all the other discrimination grounds except discrimination based on gender. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is an autonomous and independent authority. The Ombudsman also works towards improving the rights, living conditions and status of groups at risk of discrimination. The Ombudsman further supervises the removal from the country of foreign nationals and is the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. Ms Pimiä’s previous positions include Director in the Ministry of Justice (2013-2014), Head of Unit, the EU Affairs Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (2012-2013), Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Justice (2007-2008), Counsel in the Parliament (2003-2007, 2009-2011), Legal Counsel at the Permanent Representation in the EU (2001-2003). She holds a degree in Master of Laws.