Managing Director of TMG Think Tank for Sustainability
2006 – 2013 Assistant Director General of FAO
2001 – 2005 State Secretary in the Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture in Germany
1995 – 2000 Member of Parliament in the Sate of Hessen/Germany
1992 – 1995 State Secretary in the Ministry for Youth, Family and Health in Hessen/Germany
1985 – 1995 Meiner of the local government in Marburg/Germany
Received a degree in social sciences from the University of Marburg.