Under-Secretary of State
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
As Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) he oversees the policy development and implementation in the sectors of economic growth, enterprise and innovation as well as foreign direct investments. Prior he was DG of the Enterprise and Innovation Department at MEAE and the Technology Department at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. From 1996 to 2006, he worked at the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes), most recently as Executive Director. Before that he held several technology development positions at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands and in electronics industry in Finland.