Master of Science, University Helsinki, 1965. Doctor of Science, Licentiate Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, University Helsinki, 1974. Graduate, Finnish Institute Management, 1978.
Research chemist Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Star Ltd., Helsinki, Finland, 1959-1962. Research assistant University Helsinki, 1962-1965, director Isotope Laboratory, Faculty Agriculture and Forestry, 1966-1971. Research manager Huhtamäki Ltd., Leiras, Turku, Finland, 1971-1974, executive director research Finland, 1974-1976, vice president marketing Finland, 1976-1981, vice president business development and research Finland, 1981-1984.
Director general Food Research Program and chairman project committee on food research Ministry Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, 1984-1990, vice chairman supervisory committee on promotion of food export, 1987-1988. Member foreign trade and food industry sections committee on food policy Ministry Trade and Industry, 1989-1990. Vice president business development Provivo Ltd., Espoo, Finland, 1990-1991.
President Esuko Ltd., Helsinki, since 1991. Assistant secretary State Nutrition Council, Helsinki, 1966-1967. Nutrition research officer Joint Mobile Clinic Program, State Nutrition Council/Social Insurance Institution, Helsinki, 1969-1971.
Vice president Tehomainos Advertising Ltd., Helsinki, 1977-1981. Adjunct professor nutrition, University Helsinki, since 1977. Consultant United Nations Development Programme, 1994, United Nations Word Food Programme, 1997-1999.
Science park planner Agropolis Ltd., Jokioinen, Finland, 2000-2001. Member study group on prevention osteoporosis, National Board Health, 1986-1987. President 27th Symposium Group of European Nutritionists, 1989, council 1991-1993.
Member Agriculture/Forestry Research Council Academy of Finland, 1989-1991. Council member European Academy Nutritional Sciences, since 1994.
President Union Finnish Students Agriculture and Forestry, 1967. Board directors East Asian Research Project, Helsinki School of Economics, 1990-1991. Vice president Finland-Northeast Asia Trade Association, since 1992.
Fellow Finnish Society Food Science and Technology (auditor 1975-1986), Society Biochemica, Biophysica and Microbiologica Fenniae, Science Agricultural Society Finland.
Married Anna-Liisa Palkisto, August 25, 1963. Children: Hanna, Jussi, Janne.