1989, Master's in Finance, Univ. of St Gallen, Switzerland; 1991, MBA in Finance, Graduate School of Business, Univ. of Chicago. Former: Partner, private management buy-out group, Switzerland; finance and systems positions, Sandoz and Computerland; finance, operations, management and sales positions, computer and software trading start-up companies, Europe, US. 1993, joined QIAGEN, when the company had just 30 employees and revenues of approximately $2 million. Former Member, German Corporate Governance Commission. Director: AdvaMedDx (US in-vitro diagnostics industry organization); ALDA (Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association).