Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1973.
Teacher Uppsala University, 1965—1968, researcher, 1968—1971. Administrator Umeå (Sweden) University, 1971—1973. Trade union official Trade Union confederation (TCO), Stockholm, 1973—1988.
Labor councilor Swedish Embassy, Bonn, Germany, 1988—1992. Deputy director Swedish Trade Union Office, Brussels, 1992—1993. International secretary TCO, Stockholm, since 1993.
Member National Board Universities and Colleges in Sweden, 1982—1988. President planning committee for technical and science, Sweden, 1987—1988. Member Economic and Social Community of European Union, since 1965.
Married Monica Franzén, May 7, 1966. Children: Ylva, Torbjörn, Staffan.