Training as a journalist at the Braunschweiger Zeitung, epd and Freiburger Nachrichten. Founded InnoVatio Verlag in 1985 while studying in Fribourg, CH.
Founded Media Tenor in 1993 in Bonn. 2008 Appointed Global Media Expert of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization. 2009 Founded C1 Foundation in Basel together with Prince Ghazi of Jordan to overcome stereotypes between religions. 2013 Appointed Senior Advisor to the UN Director-General in Geneva. 2016 Established the UNGSII Foundation to provide data on the global implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 2019 Elected President of the AGAPE Foundation Geneva.
Studied philosophy, economics, politics and history in Fribourg and Bonn. Teaching positions in Atlanta, Augsburg and Prague.