Degree in Economics, University Freiburg, 1972.
Manager corporation accounting Daimler-Benz AG, Germany, 1980, director foreign group sectors, 1988. Head, finance and controlling Mercedes-Benz AG, 1989, head, finance and controlling, member executive management, 1990, commercial manager Untertürkheim plant, 1992, plant management 2, 1993, head, European sales project, 1994, general manager, Mercedes-Benz France, 1996. Head, DaimlerChrysler France, DaimlerChrysler Holding France and corporation representation office DaimlerChrysler AG, 1999, director labor relations Stuttgart, Germany, since 1999, head Division Human Resources, since 1999.
Member board management DaimlerChrysler AG, since 1999.