Graduated with Master of Economics from the J-W-Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Joined the banking audit department of a major international accounting firm ("Big Four") in Frankfurt am Main in 1993. Transfer to the Düsseldorf office and successfully passing the German CPA examination in 2000. Secondment to the Japanese affiliated company from 2005 to 2007. Return to Düsseldorf and promotion to Partner. Joins the Frankus partnership in 2012.