He was born in Finland in 1969. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Tampere University of Technology. He received his M.Sc. degree in 1996. He joined Helsinki Energy in 1997 as a Protection Engineer. Substation and network automation and power supply reliability development have been his next responsibilities. In 2006 Helen Electricity Network Ltd (Distribution System Operator in Helsinki) separated from the mother company Helen. The present task is to lead the life-cycle management and technological development of the DSO company. Also, secondary system (protection and automation) development is one sub-task. He has been a Finnish Study Committee Member of the CIGRE B5 Committee and a working group member of several B5 working groups. He has given several presentations in various domestic and international courses and seminars.