Bachelor Tourism, Hotel and Touristic Management School, Salzburg, Germany, 1981. Postgraduate, Deutsche Angestellten Academy, Cologne, Germany, 1982. Postgraduate, Cornell University, 1984.
Postgraduate, Holiday Inn University, 1991.
From management trainee to assistant night manager, Hotel Intercontinental, Cologne, 1981-1984; from cashier supervisor to assistant front office manager, Penta Hotel, New York City, 1984-1986; assistant food and beverage manager, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich, 1986-1987; assistant food and beverage manager, Hotel Semiramis Intercontinental, Cairo, 1987-1989; director food and beverage, Montien Hotel, Bangkok, 1989-1990; executive assistant manager food and beverage, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, Hong Kong, 1990-1992; resident manager, Holiday Inn Grand View Garden, Beijing, 1992-1993; resident manager, Holiday Inn Crowne Plz., Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 1994-1997; resident manager, Hotel Intercontinental & Forum Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany, since 1997. Officer Chaine Des Rotisseurs, Johor, Malaysia, 1994-1996.
Married Carina Saleck, September 4, 1987. Children: Nico, Timo.