Bachelor of Laws, Helsinki (Finland) University, 1949; Doctor of Science in Economics (honorary), Turku School of Economics/Business Adminsration.
President Onninen Company, Vantaa, Finland, 1956-1991, chairman Finland, since 1991. Board directors Union Bank of Finland, Sampo Insurance Company. Chairman board directors Eurooppalainen Insurance Company.
President Finnish Biathlon Federation, 1972-1984, member National Olympic Committee of Finland, 1973-1984, chairman delegation Allergy Federation of Finland, 1982-1991. Member Finnish Electrical Wholesalers Federation (president 1985-1988), Finnish Tube Merchants Association (president 1974-1986), Central Federation Technology Wholesalers Finland (president 1983-1988), Rotary.
Married Anja Marjatta Auriala, June 6, 1953. Children: Marja, Maarit.