Director, Directorate I - Enlargement, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
Master of Sciences (Mathematics, Economics, Statistics) University of Helsinki, 1974. Married since 1975, two children.
Director, DGE I (Enlargement), General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, 1999-.
Director, DGE II (External relations), General Secretariat, Council of he European Union, 1996-99.
Deputy Director-General, Deputy Head of the EU-Secretariat, 1994-1996.
Director, Head of the Division for Western European Integration, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1993-1994. Member of Finland's Delegation in the accession negotiations (special responsibility: fisheries and the environment).
Previously: several positions in the Finnish Diplomatic service starting from 1976.