1996–2001 Law Studies in Berlin and Toulon (France), 1999 Maîtrise degree in French law, 2001 First legal State exam, 2004 doctorate in competition law comparing French and German law. 2003–2005 legal training, spent i.a. at Berlin Senate Chancellery, law firm in Aix-en- Provence and at an international law firm that specializes in media law. 2005 Second State exam and admission to the bar. 2006 Legal Counsel at Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V. 2008 Head of Legal & Policy. Since 2010 Managing Director Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V. (Federal Association of the German Music Industry). Member of the Advisory Committee of the German National Library and of the Advisory Boards of the Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (University of Popular Music and Music Business) and the Reeperbahn Festival. Named Chairman and CEO of Bundesverband Musikindustrie in November 2017. Since 2018 German Co-Chairmain of the German-French Cultural Council. Actively involved in the debates and key issues surrounding digitisation of the creative industries and the digital society for many years. Expert in several committees at the German Bundestag and the European Parliament as well as before Germany's Federal Constitutional Court. Publication of multiple articles on digital policy, copyright law and other related topics in various German media. Co-author for a book on Music, Law and Contracts. Co-editor of the standard publication on the German music economy.