He graduated from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) with a degree in Finance and Bank Management and holds a diploma in Business Administration from Humboldt University in Berlin. He also coursed at Truman State University (Missouri, USA) and Hosei University (Tokyo, Japan), where he studied finance, business administration and econometrics, as well as international business management.
Currently he is Managing Director of Providence Equity LLP in London, which he joined in April 2004, where he is responsible for portfolio management and trade and transaction execution.
He previously worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, Germany, and in the telecommunications department at McKinsey & Company in Berlin, Germany. Previously, he worked in the Financial Institutions division of Booz Allen & Hamilton in Frankfurt (Germany).