Lawyer by training (Masters in Law and German Bar examination)
World Bank 1970-2007: Operational assignments in Central America; Egypt; Yugoslavia; Senegal (World Bank Resident Representative); several West African countries; Senior Partnership Advisor Europe and Central Asia; World Bank Special Representative for Southeast Europe in Joint Office with European Commission in Brussels;
2007-2011 World Bank consultant
2011-2013 Advisor, Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF)
2013-to date Chairman PTF e.V. (PTF’s European affiliate