Agriculture Engineer, Friedrich Aereboe School, Michelstadt, Federal Republic Germany, 1953. Diploma in Agronomy, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Federal Republic Germany, 1956. Doctor in Agricultural Economics summa cum laude, Justus Liebig Universitat, Giessen, Federal Republic Germany, 1958.
Habilitation Economics, Justus Lichig Universitat, Giessen, Federal Republic Germany, 1960.
Administrator, Agricultural Estate, Wiesbaden, Federal Republic Germany., 1951-1952;
researcher, Institute for kontinental Agronomy and Economics Research, Giessen, Federal Republic Germany., 1956-1958;
researcher, Institute for Economics and Fiscal Sciences, Giessen, Federal Republic Germany., 1958-1960;
assistant professor (docent), Institute for Economics and Fiscal Sciences, Giessen, Federal Republic Germany., 1960-1991;
from agricultural economist to senior vice president external affairs, personnel and administration, World Bank Development Finance Institute, Washington, 1991-1992;
vice president, special advisor to president, World Bank, Washington, 1991-1992;
chairman tast force project implementation, World Bank, Washington
retired. Chairman Association Researchers Justus Liebig U., 1958. Senior advisor Republic of Belarus, 1992-1994.
Secretary development committee Task Force on the Role of Multilateral Development Banks, 1994.
Chairman Student Association Justus Liebig University, 1955-1956. Vice chairman German School Association, Washington, 1968-1974. Member of German Society for Foreign Policy, International Club.
Married Rosemarie Ingrid Schneider, December 30, 1958. Children: Heike, Kai-Uwe, Kerstin, Henner.