Graduate in Civil Engineering, Technology College, Oulu, Finland, 1966; graduate in European Engineering, Technology College, Oulu, Finland, 1991.
Designer, Suunnittelukortes AEK Ltd. Construction engineering, Oulu, 1966-1968; manager, Suunnittelukortes AEK Ltd. Construction engineering, Oulu, since 1975; area supervisor, Rds. and Waterways Administration, Oulu, since 1975; manager, Prestressing Oy, Oulu, since 1981; manager, AEK Group Ltd., Oulu, since 1993.
Member Oulu City Council, since 1973. Chairman of the Board city power plants City of Oulu, since 1973. Member National Energy Political Council, since 1975.
With Finnish Army, 1962-1963. Member Finnish Road Association, Finnish Civil Engineering Association, Finnish Steel Association, International Association Bridge and Structural Engineering, Sports Driver Club, Aviation Club, Yachting Club.
Married Pirkko Poyhonen, August 1, 1959. Children: Anita, Simo, Timo.