About Me.

Born in the Münsterland in the deep west of Germany, I was raised in the city of Duisburg. A city, which used to describe itself proudly as „Stadt Montan“ – because of the coal and steel industry which dominated the lifes of the people there some decades ago - and which is part of the Ruhr area. Since 2004, I have lived in Hamburg. Here I feel at home!


After attending an apprenticeship (as a forwarding merchant), I got my diploma in economics (Dipl.-Kfm.) at the University of Duisburg and a masters degree (M.A.) in politics at the University of Hagen. A training course in mediation completed my studies.


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