Head of Department “Innovations and Markets”
Head of Department "State Economic Policy, Digitalization, Industry, Service Sector, Lead Markets"
Head of Departement “State Economic Policy, Industry, Service Sector, Foreign Economic Relations”
2000 - 2005
Head of Department "Industry and Technology Policy, Foreign Trade"
1998 - 2000
Head of the office of Minister Peer Steinbrück (Strategy, cabinet, State Parliament, Bundestag and Bundesrat Affairs, Press, Public relations)
1998 - now
Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia
1994 - 1998
Head of the section for Cabinet, State Parliament, Bundestag and Bundesrat Affairs Head of the Europe section Head of the sub-department "Europe, Companies with a State Holding, Organisation and Further Training"
1989 - 1994
Personal aide and press spokesman for Government President Dr. Fritz Behrens
1986 - 1989
Head of the Regional Planning Section of the District Government of Düsseldorf. Main project: Securing waste disposal sites in compliance with planning law
1984 - 1986
Internship: "Urban development" with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. State Examination: Building Assessor
1979 - 1984
Study of Land-use Planning/Urban Development at the University Dortmund, graduating with a degree in engineering. Focal subjects: Economic questions, planning/energy industry law. Dissertation: "Planning Large Industrial Projects" (analysis of utility value)
1976 - 1978
Training as a nurse at the Krupp-von-Bohlen und Halbach Hospital, Essen
1975 - 1976
Abitur (German university entrance qualifications), Leibniz-Gymnasium, Essen