Studied at the Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich; diploma in Aerospace Technology Engineering. Twelve years of service as an officer in the German army. Then started international management career in the power plant sector. Later, in top management positions for international engineering companies and general contractors in Austria, Belgium, France and Germany. Since March 2008, CEO, M+W Group. Member: International Advisory Board, UCL Energy Institute, London; Board of Trustees, Initiative 2° for Climate Protection; Managing Committee, OAV German Asia-Pacific Business Association. Founding Member, Desertec Industrial Initiative, Dii.