Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Technology, Helsinki, 1953.
Chief inspector, general aviation, The Finnish Aero. Association, Helsinki, 1953-1954; inspector aviation department, Ministry Communications, Helsinki, 1954-1962; chief technical division, Ministry Communications, Helsinki, 1962-1972; director flight safety department, National Board Aviation, Helsinki, 1972-1977, 80-82; director general, National Board Aviation, Helsinki, 1983-1991. Representative International Civil Aviation Organisation, Montreal, Canada, 1977-1980.
Member European Civil Aviation Conference (1st vice president since 1988, correspondent 1988-1991).
Married Sarah Margareta Johanson, 1945 (divorced 1973). Children: Birgitta, Ann. Married Marja-Leena Mattila, 1974.