I was born on September 13, 1965 and joined the Executive Board of Merck in April 2011.
I am responsible for the Performance Materials business sector, which I have been leading as CEO since September 2017. In addition, I act as Country Speaker Germany with responsibility for co-determination matters.
Prior to my current role, I was Chief Administration Officer of Merck with responsibility for Group Human Resources, Group Business Technology, Group Procurement, Inhouse Consulting, Site Operations and Merck Business Services as well as Environment, Health, Safety, Security, Quality.
In 2007, I became the first CIO of Merck, with responsibility for Corporate Information Services. From 2004 to 2007, I served as Managing Director of the Merck companies in Singapore and Malaysia, and prior to that I held senior executive responsibility for the Information Management and Consulting unit from 1999 to 2004. I began my career at Merck in 1989 as an IT system consultant.
I studied computer science at the Technical University of Darmstadt from 1984 to 1989. In 1998, I earned a doctorate in Business Administration while working. I am married and have one child.
The Future Transformation as a personal matter
Our world is constantly changing. With my posts on this blog and on other platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter, I would like to discuss three aspects of this future transformation: technology, social partnership and the future world of work.
Only through lively discourse and an exchange of insights, opinions, and proposals for solutions will policy makers, society, science, and not least of all employee and employer representatives succeed in shaping the future transformation successfully.