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The Story of my life

Working in the field of political communication, press and media for about 30 years, I am having  valid network to companies, politicians, associations, NGOs and journalists in Germany and on a European level. During my career to date, I gained profound expertise in various industries, which make me a real all-rounder in the field of public relations.

As an independent consultant, I support various clients in their lobbying and business communication activities, mostly over several years. In doing so, I manage comprehensive media projects and coordinate media agencies and service providers. The mandates cover various industries, but usually focus on regulatory framework of highly innovative technologies.

One focus of my activities in recent years is the "Forum Vernetzte Sicherheit gGmbH" - an exclusive network that promotes interdisciplinary exchange on all essential aspects of security. The platform operates via several websites and social media accounts, organizes events and cooperates with various companies, organizations and associations.

Among other things, I am committed to research projects that enable a new security architecture in close collaboration between industries and governmental authorities as well as scientific actors. Currently, I am running a bilateral research project which is funded by the German Ministry of Research (BMBF) and the Austrian Ministry of Innovation (BMVIT).

Most recently, in September 2018, I took over the news portal "European Observatory on Illicit Trade" from the ADIT Group in France. The English- and French-language online magazine focuses on topics related to white-collar crime and reaches approximately 20,000 unique visitors per month.

Personal skills profile

  • Competence in press and public relations work
  • Blogger, journalist and publisher with appropriate network
  • High expertise in the field of "comprehensive security approach”
  • Many years of experience as project manager/coordinator
  • Practiced in the area of "new media"/social media 
     (Internet, intranet, portals, various content management systems)
  • English language skills at C1 level (Mastery)



Professional development

2012- Independent activity, since 2018 as Interim PR Manager "Resonance 360° UG”

For almost eight years I am managing communication and lobbying projects for various clients - off-site and on-site. Assignments as press spokesman, managing director, head of research, etc. Always as a responsible manager on behalf of my clients and with the support of internal colleagues and external agencies.

2016- Side activity as founder and managing director of "Forum Vernetzte Sicherheit gGmbH".

Realisation of various cooperation projects, including
- "Initiative Innovationskraft für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft"
- "Security in Online Commerce" working group
- "Security for Pharma Transportation" research consortium
- Two-year roadshow for the German Agency for Civic Education

2019- Multiple reserve services at the "German Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies" at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College. Specialization in the field of "Bio-Cyber-Security".

2015-2018 Representative of "hanoverimpuls GmbH", regional business development agency to Berlin

2012-2016 Publisher of political online magazine "EurActiv.de", Managing director

2009-2012 Berlin office manager of the communication agency ‘insignis'  

2008-2009 Press spokesman of Stadt- und Kreissparkasse Leipzig

2002-2008 Activity as 'Head of Corporate Relations' of the Otto Group, Hamburg    
 
1999-2002 Press officer at the CDU/CSU parliamentary group

1990-1999 Career as an officer in the Federal Armed Forces, Germany

1997-1999 Troop Officer FSchJgBtl 373, Doberlug-Kirchhain

1993-1997 Study of political science at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg

1990-1993 Officer, Paratroopers