1950 – Born on the 15th of August in Seinajoki, Finland.
1985 – He worked eight years in corporate banking at Citibank’s London and Helsinki offices.
1999 – He became a Director at the European Investment Bank.
2003 – He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics.
– He was awarded Honorary Membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
2006 – He became the Non-Executive Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and Non-Executive Chairman of Nokia.