Master of Business Administration, Turku School of Economics, Finland, 1981. Doctor of Medicine, Tampere University, Finland, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Tampere University, Finland, 1998.
Assistant physician Hospital Hatanpää, Tampere, 1990-1991, UKK Institute, Tampere, 1991-1996, researcher, 1996-1997. Specialist in clinical physiology Tampere University Hospital, since 2000.
Member Tampere Heart Association, Working Group of Echocardiography/European Society Cardiology.
Married Päivi Aulikki Nieminen, August 1, 1981. Children: Iiro Åke Akseli, Karoliina Anna.