Head of Sector for Economic Cooperation, Energy, Environment and
Infrastructure at the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.
He earned a M.A. degree in History, Slavic studies and Law at the University of Konstanz in
1993 and finished his studies with a Ph.D (Dr. phil) in modern history in 1996.
Before starting his career at the Commission in 2000, he was working for the Foreign
Ministry of Germany and in the private sector. He has been working in different functions in
the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Energy and Transport with a focus on
external energy and transport relations and negotiations, and in the area of Human
Resources Management. From 2014-16 he was member of the Commission’s Support Group
for Ukraine created in spring 2014 as focal point for the Commission’s support to Ukraine and
the post-Maidan Ukrainian government.