After having trained, graduated and worked as an electrician, I studied law at university (LMU) in Munich, Germany.

Afterwards, I worked as Legal Manager for a multi-national company in Munich before going back into the technical field and working as Legal and Business Development Manager for a German gen-set producer at its South African subsidiary for several years.

Having travelled extensively through and worked with people in many African countries, I gradually came to understand why the huge cultural gap and missing understanding between Europeans and Africans so often unnecessarily impedes the success of projects and they unnecessarily do not reach their full potential.

On the other hand, it is often difficult for Europeans to find and select trustworthy partners who are willing to put through projects through all stages in the long run. Quite often, it is indispensable to have a European go-between working on the project with all parties concerned at all times in order to immediately bridge any and all difficulties coming up. I make sure that the experts on different continents understand each other and things get done on site to the full satisfaction of all parties concerned.