Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Member. Youth Union, 1971 -. Various functions at area and district level. Federal Chairman, Circle of Christian Democrat Students, 1977-1978.
Deputy Chairman, European Democrat Students, 1976-1978. Member. Federal Committee, Youth Union, 1977-1985. Worked with Mayor of Berlin, 1981-1984.
Press Spokesman of Federal President, 1984-1989. Managing Director, Matuschka Group, specialising in Eastern Europe, since 1989.