Party affiliation: Finnish Social Democratic Party
Member of the Eduskunta. 1970-1983; Minister of Education, 1972-1975. General Secretary, Finnish Social Democratic Party, 1975-1981, Chairman, since 1991.
Minister of Trade and Industry, 1979-1981. Chairman, Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (SDP). Deputy Chief General Manager, STS-Bank Ltd., 1981, Chief General Manager, 91, Member of Board.
1992; Chairman, Arbetarbladets Garantifôrening, since 1986. Chairman of the Board, The Nordic Foundation for Industrial Development, since 1986. Board Member, Arbetarfbrlaget, since 1987.
Member of Supervisory Board, Kansanvalta, since 1988.