Graduate, European Partnership of Business Schools in European Business Administration. Started career as an investment banker, Corporate Finance team, Kleinwort Benson. Then two years with Burson Marsteller, London. 2001, founding partner, German business of Brunswick, with a focus on communications in the financial sector. Since 2013 Director-General, European Central Bank, running the communications strategy and then setting up the communications for the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the New European Banking Supervisor, and now also in charge of it since 2014. Serves on the board of TalentNomics, a non-profit organization supporting women's empowerment. Member: Generation CEO; German Baden-Badener Unternehmer Gespräche; Atlantik Brücke. Supports various communications networks and initiatives. Honoris Causa Doctorate, Middlesex University (2015).