Master's in Economics and Business Administration, University of Economics, Vienna. Formerly: 1986, with Europay/MasterCard, Austria; 1996, with General Electric (GE) Capital; National Executive, GE Corporation, Austria and Slovenia. Since 1999, with Western Union Company: several international senior positions including Chief Operating Officer; currently, President and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for a global financial services network across 200 countries and territories, and growing the company's retail money transfer business to more than 500,000 worldwide agent locations. Member, World Economic Forum International Business Council. Honorary Consul of Austria for the states of Colorado and Wyoming.