1996, PhD in Law and Criminology. 1978-92, CID Officer; 1996-98, Deputy Head of a Unit Combatting Economic Crime, BKA; 1998-2000, President, University of Applied Police Science, Saxony-Anhalt; 2000-04, Head, Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and Training, BKA; 2004-14, Vice-President, Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office - Bundeskriminalamt (BKA). With INTERPOL: 2005-07, Delegate to the Executive Committee, Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee; 2007-10, Vice-President for Europe, Chair of the Strategic Development Sub-Committee, Chair of the Working Group for Revision of the Scale of Statutory Contributions; 2012-13, Chair of the Working Group of INTERPOL's Evolving Funding Model. Former: Member of the Management Board, Central European Police Academy; Member, European Research Advisory Board, European Commission; Co-Chair, European Security Research and Innovation Forum, European Commission. Member of the Board of International Advisors, Pearls in Policing think tank; Member, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.