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 EMCDDA; since 2005, Director; term renewed in 2010.