Bachelor in Political Science, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1993. Diploma in French Language and Civilization, Sorbonne, Paris, 1994. Master of Arts in European Affairs, College Europe, Bruges, 1995.
Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics, 1999.
Researcher Minister Foreign Affairs, 1995—1997, Finnish Academy, 1997—1999. Special researcher Finland's Delaware to the European Union, 1999—2001, special expert, 2003—2004. Professor College Europe, since 2000.
Advisor to the president European Commission, 2001—2003. Member European Parliament, 2004—2008. Minister foreign affairs Government of Finland, since 2008.
Vice-chair committee on the internal market and consumer protection European Parliament, member committee on budgetary control, subordinate member committee on constitutional affairs, subordinate member delegate to the European Union-Turkey parliamentary committee.
Member National Coalition Party, Finland, European People's Party.
Married Suzanne Innes-Stubb. Children: Oliver Johan, Emilie.