Degree in economics, University Munich, 1975.
Research economist, German Orient Institute, Hamburg, 1976-1978; managing director, German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg, 1978-1979; managing shareholder, RH Eastern Consult, Berlin and Munich, since 1985; managing shareholder, Agrar Consult GmBH, Berlin and Munich, since 1990; managing shareholder, IPC International Polish Cons., Poznan, since 1993; managing shareholder, International Czech Cons., Prague, Czech Republic, since 1995; vice president, European Cons. Unit, since 1995.
Fellow Les Licensing Executives Society. Member European Association Small and Medium Companies (chairman Eastern European committee since 1990).
Married Karin Weiss.