Master in Social Science, University Helsinki, 1994.
Secretary general Centre Party Student Union, 1990—1991. Trainee Competition Authority, Finland, 1993. Member of Parliament, Vaasa constituency Eduskunta (Parliament), 1995—2007, Member of Parliament, Helsinki constituency, since 2007.
Economic policy advisor to Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen Office of Prime Minister, 2004—2005. Minister foreign trade and development Government of Finland, 2005—2006, minister at the prime minister office, 2005—2006, minister at the ministry finance, 2007—2008, minister public administration and local government, 2007—2010. Prime minister Republic of Finland, since 2010.
Member Finnish Centre Party, since 1995, vice chair, 2003, chair, since 2010. Finnish delegate Nordic Council, 1995—1999. Deputy member Finnish delegate Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, 2004—2005.
Married Juha Mikael Louhivuori, 1996. Children: Hanna, Antti.