Diploma, University Kiel, Germany. Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, Austria.
Postdoctoral fellow Austrian Institute of Technology, Seibersdorf, Austria, 1998—2000. Consultant United Nations development Organization, Vienna, 2001, Technopolis Group, Vienna, 2001—2003. Economic advisor Austrian Economic Chamber, 2004—2010.
Health economist Johnson & Johnson, Germany. Associate lecturer University Vienna, Fachhochschule Wien University Applied Sciences, Vienna.
Member of Academy International Business.
Married Sachiyo Arita, February 5, 1999. 1 child Julia.