Junior barrister (Referendar), North-Rhine Westphalia, Federal Republic Germany, 1954-1958. Banking and industrial trainee German Federal Reserve Bank, Frankfurt, 1951-1952, other German commercial banks, 1957-1958. Clerk Court of Appeal, Hamm, Federal Republic Germany, 1958.
Chief legal advisor and senior vice president Bank fuer Gemeinwirtschaft, Dusseldorf, Federal Republic Germany, 1958-1966, senior vice president, Bielefeld, 1966-1967, Berlin, 1967-1972. Executive officer Baukreditbank, Dusseldorf, 1972-1973. Sole practice, Berlin, 1973-1974.
President, chief executive officer Deutsche Kredit und Handelsbank AG, Berlin, since 1975. Authorized counsellor Council of Appeal, Dusseldorf and Berlin, since 1961. Chairman supervisory board Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Foerderung des Wohnungsbaues, Berlin, since 1969.
Vice chairman supervisory board Bolle Handels AG, Berlin, since 1987. Member advisory board, Treuhandelsgesellschaft AG, Berlin, since 1986, and partner Schamoni Medien GmbH, Berlin, since 1986.