Current positions

Married, three children

living in Espoo

Professor of practice

Aalto University, Cyber security

Chairperson of the City Council


Chairperson of the County Councils

Western Uusimaa County

Chairman of the Board

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Associate professor

National Defence University, University of Jyväskylä, University of Tampere

Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Professional Council
Member of the Board

Tekir Oy, Suomen Atlantti-Seura, Snellman-Säätiö, Suomen Pelastusalan keskusliitto (SPEK), Tapiolan kokoomus, Kokonaisturvallisuuden Tuki ry, Karelia Klubi ry.


Cybersecurity academic working group, Aalto University


Swedish Academy of Technical Sciences

Senior Advisor

InHunt Group Oy


Doctor in military science
Master in political science
Officer (major, retired from active service)
Secondary school graduate, Leppävaara high school

Previous positions:

Business manager

in e.g. director of cyber security at Stonesoft and Insta Group Oy

Professional soldier for approx. 10 years

including one year as a peacekeeper in the Middle East.

Diverse range of published work

including several books. Newest books “Uhkakuvat” (Docendo) was published in 2018 together with Jaakko Iloniemi. Forthcoming book “Tulevaisuuden Suomi” together with Elina Hiltunen and Mikko Dufvan.

Chairman of student union during reserve officer course 206.