I am Green politician from Oulunkylä in my early forties, running for Helsinki City Council in the municipal elections to be held on 9th of April 2017.
My wife and I have two adopted elementary school-aged children from South Africa. Last year we also housed Mohammed, an Syrian refugee from Aleppo for nine months. I work as a user-interface designer and research director in a software consulting company called Reaktor. Besides Finland, I have also lived in Stockholm, London, Hong Kong and Johannesburg.
My dearest hobby is fencing: I train, compete and coach children in Helsinki Fencing Club. I have been the club president for the past six years. I have also been serving on the boards of the Finland-South Africa Association and the Greens of Northern Helsinki.
I have joined the Green Party, because I want to be involved in forging a Finland of tomorrow, where everyone regardless of the color of their skin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin or other characteristics is welcomed and treated equally.