Bachelor of Laws, University Helsinki, 1955. Master of Laws, University Helsinki, 1961. Doctor of Laws, University Helsinki, 1968.
With Ministry of Education, Helsinki, 1959-1970, bureau chief, 1962-1970. Legislation counsellor Ministry of Justice, 1969-1970. Deputy managing director Federation Finnish Insurance Companies, 1971-1972, managing director, 1972-1995.
Vice president Comite Europeen des Assurances, 1976-1978, 82-84. Member board Council Economic Organizations Finland, 1976-1995.
Vice chairman, chairman Finnish Cultural Fund, 1980-1985. Member Union Finnish Lawyers (chairman 1971-1979, honorary member).
Married Veronica Anna Elisabeth Paivansalo, January 5, 1956. Children: Heidi, Paivi, Tuomas.