Master of Science, University Helsinki, Finland, 1976.
Managing director, Munakunta, Kaarina, Turku, Finland, 1979-1987;
managing director, Lännen Tehtaat Oy, Säkylä, Finland, 1987-1994;
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Foods Oy (formerly LSO Foods Oy), Turku, Finland, since 1994. Board of Governors International Egg Commission, 1979-1987. Board of Governors Mutual Retirement Pension Insurance Society Tapiola, Helsinki, since 1987.
Board directors Finnish FoodIndustries Federation, Helsinki, since 1987, Employers' Federation of Finnish Food Industries, Helsinki, since 1987.
Married Sinikka Palokangas. 5 children.