Diploma in Economics, University Bonn, Germany, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University Bonn, Germany, 1987. Master of Science in Econometrics, London School of Economics/Political Science, 1981.
Economist General Electric Company, AG, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 1986-1987. Finance analyst SAL Oppenheim Junior & Cie, Cologne, Germany, 1987, information manager Germany, since 1988.
Married Marina Hemmerich, April 4, 1986. Children: Claudia, Michael, Matthias.