The 200th National Defence Courses. The National Defence University. Helsinki.

HHJ, Approved member of the board –training, Tampere Chamber of Commerce.

MBA. Emphasizing entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs’ Learning Centre / University of Jyväskylä. Mikkeli.

MJD, Scheme of Marketing Management. Institute of Marketing. Helsinki.

Basic studies in journalism and mass communication. University of Tampere.

Master of Arts. University of Turku. Majoring in history. Minoring for example in study of politics, economics and pedagogics. Qualifications of a history and civics teacher.

Secondary school graduate. Valkeakoski secondary school.

Working career:

2011 –
Member of Parliament, The National Coalition Party, The electoral district of Pirkanmaa. The Finnish Parliament.

2004 – 2011
Entrepreneur (shareholder), Linnan Pallo Ltd.

Duties: Marketing, sales, customer service, webpages, administration, all tasks of a small/medium-sized company as required, continuing and developing profitable company activity.

2008 – 2011
Speaker and lecturer in the events of companies and communities. Audience sizes vary from 10 to 500 people. Examples of speech subjects: “Dare to become inspired”, “Divide your strength in a right way” and “Working welfare in extreme situations”.

2003 – 2004
Recruitment consultant, PD Personnel Development

Duties: Recruitment projects with the main emphasis on municipal and banking sectors, sales of consulting services, job interviews, reporting aptitude assessments for customers.

2000 – 2003
Marketing manager, City of Valkeakoski

Duties: Managing the profit centre of marketing communication, general marketing of the city, planning, projects, administration, member of the extended management group of the city.

1998 – 2000
Entrepreneur. The firm of Pauli Kiuru

Duties: Sales of Polar heart rate monitors, equipment and physical training mainly for company customers.

1988 – 1998
Professional athlete, see achievements

Duties: To succeed in domestic and international prominent competitions, management activities, such as cooperation agreements, arranging a camp, competition contracts etc.

Summer job as a communications trainee, United Paper Mills Ltd.

Tasks: Collecting background information to the history of the company, writing press articles.

1982 - 1984 
Summer firefighter, the fire department of the City of Valkeakoski.

Tasks: Firefighter tasks, ambulance service tasks.

Military service:

Done in the artillery battalion of light infantry in Hämeenlinna 1981 – 1982. Education: non-commissioned officer specializing in fire control and measuring. Fitness class A1. Military rank: sergeant.