Max grew up on his family’s farm which he took over in 1986. Stor-Tötar Gård, is an old farm that combines arable land and forestry in South Western Finland that has been in the family for around 400 years.
Before taking over the full responsibility of running the farm and having taken a degree in agricultural economics, he became a grain trader for the Finnish Grain Board. After that, Max worked in the agricultural machinery sector from 2003 until 2008. This job took him all over the world from America to China. For the last 9 years, he has been working in the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) as the Advisor for cereals, protein crops and oil seeds.
Max is also Chairman of the Cereals Working Group in Copa Cogeca based in Brussels since 2013 and member of the EU Arable Crops Market Observatory. He is also a part-owner in PolarOats Ltd. (a farmer owned and operated grain trading company), Co- founder and member of the board of GrainSense Ltd (a portable protein and quality analyzer for grain) and Chairman of VYR the Finnish Grain Chain.