Diplomchemiker, University Freiburg, Germany, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1984. Certified pharmacist, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1986.
Research assistant German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, 1979-1983, research scholar, 1983-1986. Group leader Boehringer Mannheim (Germany), 1986-1988, product manager, 1988-1992, director, 1992-1997. Vice president International Project Management Therapeutics, 1997-1998.
Global head planning and finance, global project management Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd., Basel, Switzerland, 1998-1999, head project management and controlling, strategic marketing and business development Switzerland, 1999-2001. Vice president marketing and sales American Seed Trade Association Medica Oncology, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, since 2001. Visiting researcher department pharmacology Baylor College, Houston, 1983.
Member Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Gesellschaft Biologische Chemie, Deutscher Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft.
Married Renate, April 22, 1977. 1 child, Carl Philipp.