1984-89, studies in Mining Engineering and Business Administration, Technical University of Aachen; 1995, PhD, Technical University of Berlin. Since 1995, with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants: 2002, Member, Global Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer; since August 2010, Chief Executive Officer. Lecturer, University of St Gallen. Honorary Consul for Germany in Zurich. Expertise: consulting for transportation and aviation, financial services, turnaround management, corporate finance and strategy.