Diploma, Technology University Aachen, Germany, 1994. Master of Business Administration, Bradford University, United Kingdom, 1998.
Project manager ABB AG, Mannheim, Germany, 1995-1996, product manager Germany, 1996-1997, area sales manager Germany, 1997-1998. Senior consultant Pricewaterhouse Coopers Management Consulting, Frankfurt, Germany, 1998-1999, principal Germany, since 1999.
Sergeant, Armored Artillery, Munster, 1988-1989. Member Association of German Engineers.