Doctor of Philosophy, Helsinki University, 1950.
Fellow Helsinki University, 1946—1950, manager Experimental Farm, 1950—1952. Director, professor State Research Institute Agricultural Economics, Helsinki, 1952—1971. Secretary Finnish Academy, 1957—1959, minister of agriculture, 1963—1964.
Planning director Ministry of Agriculture, 1969—1971, Ministery of Agriculture and Forestry, 1971—1972. Director general National Board Agriculture, Helsinki, 1971—1983. Past chairman Commission International Agricultural Affairs.
President board Rauma-Repola Corporation, Huhtamak Corporation, Perusylhtyma, Lannen Tehtaat. Captain in research.
Member of Swedish Academy Agriculture and Forestry, Science Academy Finland, Science Agricultural Society Finland (honorary).
Married Hilkka Annikki Soidinslio, June 15, 1946 (deceased October 1976). Children: Jaakko, Jussi. Married Marja Kaarina Sissonen, February 27, 1981.