Mikko is a gemologist FGA (with Distinction), software & database engineer, laboratory technician and entrepreneur having more than 25 years of experience as a gemologist, head of the diploma courses of Gem-A teaching center in Finland and author of gemological articles and course materials. He has worked extensively in the field of gemological spectroscopy, designing and inventing UV-Vis-NIR, Raman, PL, FTIR, EDXRF and other laboratory instruments. He is a co-founder and CEO of company Magilabs Oy (Ltd) specialized in manufacturing of advanced gemological instruments. Mikko has lectured extensively about spectroscopy of diamonds and colored gems in various conferences and workshops including Gem-A, HRD and IGE. In 2019, he received together with Alberto Scarani the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology from the Accredited Gemologists Association.