• Born in Hamburg
  • Raised in Hamburg, Madrid, Bonn and Essen
  • Legal studies in Freiburg, Münster (Dr. iur.), and New York (M.C.J., New York University)
  • Foreign associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C.
  • Notarassessor (notary prior to official appointment) in Hamburg
  • Lawyer and partner at the Clifford Chance law firm in Frankfurt am Main
  • Admission as notary in Frankfurt am Main 
  • Former member of supervisory boards of ThyssenKrupp AG and of Praktiker AG (Chairman)
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation in Essen
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Foundation of the Protestant Church of Hesse and Nassau
  • Married, three grown-up children
  • Working languages: German, English, and French