Born 1960 in Espoo


Matriculation, Tapiolan lukio/Tapiola Senior Secondary 1978
LL.B., University of Helsinki 1983
LL.M. with court training 1986
LL.D, University of Helsinki 1997


Parliamentary Ombudsman 2010 –
Deputy Parliamentary Ombudsman 2002–2009

Office of the Prosecutor General

  • State Prosecutor 1997–
  • Head of Development Unit 1997–2002

University of Helsinki

  • Assistant, Researcher 1993–1997 (several stints)

Office of the Chancellor of Justice

  • Legal Officer 1987–1997
  • Referendary Councellor 1986

Vantaa Court District notary, chancellery notary, district justice 1985

Rural police chief, deputy rural police chief, city prosecutor 1982–1984 and 1986 (several stints)

Other offices

Secretary to the Committee on the Prosecution Service 1994–1995

Member of the Executive Committee of the Finnish Lawyers’ Association 2000–2005


Doctoral thesis “Syyttäjä tuomarina” (“The Prosecutor as Judge”) 1997
Presentations and articles on criminal and procedural law