Born in Frankfurt/Main (Germany), finished his schooling in Madrid (Spain), studied Electrical Engineering and Economics in Germany and England. Capital markets analysis and economic research in England, Germany and Switzerland. Since 1998 at The Geneva Association and since January 2001 as Secretary General and Managing Director.
Also Surveillance Board Member of IT Future AG, Frankfurt; Surveillance Board Member of Zwiesel Kristallglas AG, Zwiesel; Chairman of the Silver Workers’ Institute and Director of the Applied Services Economic Centre (ASEC) in Geneva.
Member of the Advisory Council of Deutsche Insurance Asset Management (Deutsche Bank); Board Member of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (EGRIE); Editor-in-Chief of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance—Issues and Practice, published in London; Editor of the Insurance and Finance Newsletter, published in Geneva. Member of the Club of Rome (from 2002 to 2008 also on the Executive Committee). Member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the Advisory Committee of the Wharton School’s Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes (WCRMDP) in Pennsylvania, of the International Advisory Board of the China Center for Insurance and Social Security in Beijing, and of several other expert groups.