Graduate, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, 1974.
Trainee German Inland Revenue, Baden-Wurttemberg, 1977-1978. Vice director Tax Office, Bietigheim and Stuttgart, 1979. Junior manager Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, Frankfurt, 1979-1982.
Partner Ott, Weiss, Eschenlohr & Partnership, Munich, 1982-1986. Tax ptnrs.-in-charge Coopers & Lybrand GmbH, Hamburg, 1986-1993. European tax director Coopers & Lybrand, Brussels, 1993-1995, international tax executive London, 1995-1998.
Regional tax partner Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dusseldorf, since 1998, European tax partner services industries, since 1998. Member Coopers & Lybrand Europrice, London, since 1988.
Member Chamber of Attorneys, Chamber of Tax Advisors.
Married Claire Amies, February 4, 1975. Children: Linda, Alexander.