Lawyer since 1982.
1975–1985 Senior position at the tax administration of the regional tax office of Hamburg.
1982–1984 Corporate tax department of Deutsche Shell AG.
1984–2013 Head of the corporate tax department of Beiersdorf AG.
1999–2013 General Counsel of the Beiersdorf group; head of Legal, Tax and Corporate Compliance.
Member of the tax committees of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Federation of German Industries.
Member of the Legal Committee of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
Chairman of the association Hamburger Unternehmenstage: Steuern e.V.
Member of the advisory board of the Hamburg Forum for Corporate Tax Law.
Long-standing university lecturer and seminar speaker (DB, Euroforum, etc.).