· Nationality: German, British
· Date of Birth: 04/08/57
Place of Birth:
· Languages: German and English
24 Davies Street, Cefn Fforest, Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
Tel: ++44 (0) 1443 822265, Fax: ++44 (0) 1443 833158
Thomas Mann Gymnasium, Abitur, Munich, 1977
Industrie & Handelskammer certified Travel Agent, Hapag Lloyd, 1979
Bachelor of Arts in Enterprise with Honours, University of Glamorgan, Wales, 2002
1978 – 1989 Construction and Management of Private Tennis Centres in Munich – Eichenau, Starnberg-Percha and Baierbrunn Management of 2000 members including event organisation, communications and fully computerised administration.
1989 – 1990 SNTTA Travel Agency Sharja, United Arab Emirates, tours co-ordinator and set up of new Incoming Tourist Department from scratch
1990 German Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, temporary position
1991 – 1997 Froben Ltd. - Supply of diesel engines to low volume manufacturers and repower world-wide, main customers in Belgium, Holland, Baltic States, Ukraine and South Africa. Financial management, export and import documentations, regulations and all other administration
1992 – 1997 Set up of new company Diesel Baltika in Riga, Latvia – supply of automotive components to the Baltic States.
1997 – 1999 Consultant to Purpax Accessories in Wales, German owned manufacturer of audio and visual storage systems. Management consultancy with hands on improvement of administration procedures in offices and shopfloor.
1999 – Consultant to DBK Technitherm in Wales, German owned manufacturer of heating elements. IT consultancy to improve network set up, implementation of manufacturing software, website creation and management of customer care systems.
2003 Consultant to small businesses to improve IT infrastructures for Carmarthenshire Enterprises
2004 Specialist IT advisor for the Welsh Development Agency
2005 – 2008 Consultant to Energist International, Wales, manufacturer of hair removal equipment. IT consultancy to improve network set up and implementation of manufacturing software for product traceability and conformance with health care regulation.
2008 – Web administration for Woodknowledge Wales
Lobby Activities (Voluntary works)
1995 Member of
Federation of Small Businesses,
1996 – 2001 Regional Treasurer
1999 – 2001 Member of Welsh Policy Unit
1999 – 2001 Wales European Funding Office FSB liaison
2000 – 2001 Vice-Chair Welsh Policy Unit
1999 – 2001 Alternate Member Programme Monitoring Committee – Objective One
2000 – 2001 Chair All Wales Information Society Partnership – Objective One
2000 – 2001 Member All Wales Trade International Partnership – Objective One
2001 Rhondda Cynon Taff Local Partnership – Objective One
2000 National Assembly for Wales Objective One – Task and Finish Group
2001 – 2004 National Policy Chair for Trade and Industry
2002 – 2004 National Vice-Chair for International Affairs
2002 – 2006 Board Member Federation of Small Businesses
2004 - National Chair for International Affairs
2001 - Board Member of European Small Business Alliance, Brussels
2003 – 2006 Honorary Secretary of ESBA, Brussels
2006- President of ESBA
Highly computer literate: like Microsoft Office, Internet website creation, E-mail and network administration, database creation and administration, Pegasus manufacturing software, audio and video productions