Diploma in economic engineering, University Rostock, Germany, 1977.
Departmental manager, Lutheran Church, Schwerin, Germany, 1977-1981; chief manager hospital, Schwerin, 1981-1991; chief manager, Society of Hospitals, Schwerin, since 1991. Chairman Society of Hospitals, Schwerin, 1990-1991, Society Hospital Leading Orgns., Schwerin.
Member Local Council, Boltenhagen, 1991-1994, District Assembly, Grevesmühlen, 1991-1994. With National People's Army, 1971-1973. Member German Society Hospitals (member executive committee since 1991), Protestant Hospital Manager Society (chairman 1985-1991), Association Hospital Directors (member executive committee since 1990), Rotary.
Married Dörte Hansen, August 16, 1974 (divorced September 1987). Children: Christoph, Tobias, Martin. Married Christina Ritter, July 28, 1989.
Children: Anja, Jürgen.