Born 1957, German and Swiss national.
Education: University of St. Gallen (lic oec HSG, Master’s degree in Business Administration), Switzerland (1980–1984). Commercial Trainee with Alfred C. Töpfer in Hamburg and Paris. Merchant in wholesale and international trade, (1978–1980).
Work experience: Alfred C. Toepfer in Hamburg and Paris (1978–1980), Apprenticeship; Star Forms Inc., Moline USA (1985), Marketing Trainee; Jacobs Suchard, Bremen Germany (1986–1990), Marketing and Sales Manager; GTP Gemini Consulting, Bad Homburg Germany (1990–1994), Senior Management Consultant; Fidelity Investments S.A., Luxemburg (1994–1996), Marketing Director Continental Europe and Member of the Executive Management Team; UBS AG, Zurich Switzerland (1996–2012), Relationship Manager/Team Head UK International and Head Key Clients Austria International; Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA (2012–2017), Zurich Switzerland, Head of Private Bank Zurich.