- Born in Köyliö, Satakunta on 3 November 1969.
- Lives in Turku, Southwest Finland with his wife and two children.
- Has Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Turku.
- His military rank is Captain (army).
- Is an avid fisherman.
Ministerial and Parliamentary Experience
Member of Parliament, representing Southwest Finland 3/2007 to present
Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Finland 6/2016 – 6/2019
Co-Chair of EPP Ecofin Ministerial Meetings 4/2018 – 5/2019
Minister of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior, Finland 5/2015 – 6/2016
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Finland 6/2014 – 5/2015
Relevant duties in the Parliament of Finland
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 6/2019 to present
Member of the Parliamentary Supervisory Council, the Bank of Finland 6/2019 to present
Chair of Kokoomus Parliamentary Group 11/2012 – 6/2016
2nd Vice Chair of Kokoomus Parliamentary Group 6/2011 – 11/2012
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 5/2011 – 3/2014
3rd Vice Chair of Kokoomus Parliamentary Group 4/2007 – 4/2011
Member of the Commerce Committee 4/2007 – 4/2011