He studied economics and political science (Master in public administration/Diplom-Verwaltungswissenschaftler, University of Konstanz/Germany)
More than 8 years economic research and location analysis (Prognos AG Basel/Switzerland), consultant/advisor for private companies and public authorities (municipal/regional/state governments, international organizations etc.) focusing on local and regional demographic, economic and labour market developments, economic promotion and industrial land development etc.
Nearly 4 years economic promotion and technology center administration in a municipal government (Head of Office, City of Freiburg i.Br./Germany)
More than 20 years development and realization of large-scale shopping centers development of new centers and expansion/extension/restructuring/relaunch of existing centers in different European countries, in particular Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic etc. 1990 – 2001 ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG Hamburg/Germany (1990 – 1995 Project Development Dept., 1995 – 2001 Managing Director Project Development ECE Projektmanagement International GmbH) 2001 – 2012 Shopping Center branch of SPAR Austria Group Salzburg/Austria (2001 – 2007 Shopping Center Dept. ASPIAG Austria Spar International Management AG, 2008 – 2012 Head of Asset Management and Development Manager SES Spar European Shopping Centers GmbH)