Pre-diploma in physics, Heidelberg (Germany) University, 1981. Postgraduate, Cornell University, 1982. Diploma in physics, Technology University, Munich, 1984.
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Technology University, Munich, 1987. Master of Business Administration, European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France, 1988.
Research assistant Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1981-1982, Technology University, Munich, 1982-1987. Project manager IMM Management, 1988-1992. Managing partner VTC Consultant GmbH, since 1992.
Married Irene Elisabeth de Monte, July 18, 1986. Children: Victor, Philipp.