European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
1977, Master's in Economics, University of Freiburg. Thirty-five years' experience in managing international projects and teams in the area of collecting, analysing and managing statistics and other information key to policy-making and implementation. Since 1977, civil servant, state of Baden-Württemberg. Since 1985, seconded to international organizations.1977-85, Lecturer in Macroeconomics, Management and Accounting, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Baden-Württemberg. 1985-91, Project Leader, EU project in Togo managing statistical field surveys. 1991-94, Project Leader, regional EU project supporting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the standardization of foreign trade and customs statistics. 1994-96, National Expert, Eurostat, responsible for managing assistance to Central and Eastern European countries. 1996, joined the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA); since 2005, Director; term renewed in 2010.