About myself

Time with my wife and children, long walks around the lake with our dog, lots of reading (Stefan Zweig, Gore Vidal), all kinds of outdoor activities (water sports and mountaineering), and my early morning meditation are an important counter balance to my professional life.

My key character strengths are curiosity, bravery, enthusiasm, fairness, leadership and the capacity to love (VIA Character Strength Survey). In complex situations these help a lot in being clear and appreciative at the same time.

Born 1969 in a little town in Germany’s southwest, I lived in various places of Germany, the USA and France and found home in Hamburg, enjoying its lake and parks every day.

I love people, inspiration, all kinds of challenges and the calm in the eye of the storm. My daily newspaper reading is Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the New York Times. I speak English, German and French.

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Socrates