Europe is increasingly influencing national political decisions: about 80 percent of national legal regulations originate today in Brussels.

As a result, a variety of stakeholders are trying to influence policy decisions in Brussels that are relevant to their industry or their businesses. But not only trade associations, but also trade unions, NGOs and last but not least the EU member states and individual regions are influencing European institutions.

Therefore, national business associations, institutions and international companies must be present in Brussels or at least have a good representation there. After more than 30 years of experience in leading association functions (including the Federation of German Industries and as Managing Director in Brussels), I offer a range of tailor-made services for associations and companies in Brussels.


  • After studying economics at the Universities of Freiburg, Paris, Berlin and Cologne several years working in German companies in the areas of organization and controlling
  • From 1981 to 1985 and from 1990 to 2000 at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in the areas of international trade, association management and Europe, most recently as head of the International Trade Policy Department
  • From 1985 to 1990 Managing Director of the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta / USA
  • From 2000 to 2014 Director General of the Foreign Trade Association and at the same time CEO of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) in Brussels
  • Since 2015 independent consultant for public affairs in Brussels (main activity representation of the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services – BGA – in Brussels)