born in Duisburg, raised in Cologne, went to school in Essen, attended university in Bochum and M√ľnster, military service in Rothenburg, Schwalmstadt, Kassel, Idar Oberstein, Geilenkirchen, worked in Essen, Berlin, Moscow, Oxford, Alma Ata and again in Berlin, besides short stints in Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Mongolia, Vietnam, Philipines, China, Uganda, Cote d'Ivoire, Bolivia, Turkey and Iraq.


Lawyer specialized on economic law with special focus on M&A, privatisation and restructuring of SOEs, advisor to a special police force unit in an African country, election observer for OSCE.


Adicted to all kinds of sports, mainly cycling, long distance running and swimming.


My current top five books: Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow; Taleb, The Black Swan; Taleb, Antifragile; Kopelew, Ein Dichter kam vom Rhein, Heinrich Heines Leben und Leiden; Thierry Lentz, 1815 Der Wiener kongress und die Neugr√ľndung Europas.


Music: My current top artists are: Lee Scratch Perry, Florence + The Machine, The Doors, Chopin, Mussorksky.


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