1975-1977 LMU University of Munich, BA in Business Administration & Philosophy,
1977-1978 Cornell University,USA, Masters Degree in Hotel Management Teaching Assistant in Computer Science
1979 Cornell University Work Study Program -Assistant to the CEO, SONNENALP RESORT
1980 Tiruvannamalai, India, studying Indian Philosophy
1981-1985 Univ. of Munich, studying Philosophy, part time assist. to the GM of Schloss Elmau.
1986 Founder of MicroBase Inc., Custom Software Development Company for artist management agencies and manufacturing companies
1987-1996 Founder, majority shareholder & CEO of Fidelio Software GmbH in Munich (became World Market Leader in the Hospitality Industry in 1992, taken over by Micros Inc. in 1996 and Oracle Hospitality in 2015)
1997 Founder & CEO Schloss Elmau GmbH managing Schloss Elmau as a 4 star hotel & Cultural Hideaway for classical music, jazz and political debate with internationally renowned artists & scholars in the fields of political philosophy & history in collaboration with the van Leer Institute and the Hebrew University in Israel.
2001 start of cooperation with the German Marshall Fund Washington hosting political meetings with European and American politicians to strengthen Transatlantic Relations
2003 € 10 Mio investment in the construction of a new wing of Schloss Elmau with 40 suites
2005 Major fire destroys 2/3 of Schloss Elmau
2006-2007 € 50 Mio investment in the takeover of a majority stake in the owning company and reconstruction of Schloss Elmau as a 5 Star Superior Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway featuring 115 rooms & suites, 4 spas, 6 restaurants, bookstore & Concert Hall.
2013-2015 € 45 Mio investment in the construction of second Hotel, the 5* Superior Schloss Elmau Retreat featuring 47 spacious rooms & suites, 3 Restaurants, 2 Spas. Member of Leading Hotels, Virtuoso, American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, Andrew Harper.
2015 G7 Summit takes place in Schloss Elmau
2016 Development & Management Contract for the ORANIA.BERLIN as a 5 star sister retreat of Schloss Elmau in Berlin-Kreuzberg featuring 41 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, lounge & concerts exclusively with artists livingin Berlin. Member of Virtuoso.
CEO & Managing Partner