Born in Mainz on 21 February 1968.

YearEducation and professional career
1990 - 1994Studied Sciences Economiques, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris
1995 - 1997Master in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1997 - 2001Ph.D. in finance, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
2001 - 2004Associate in product development team, Goldman Sachs International, London
2004 - 2011Associate and then (from 2007 to 2011) head of the equities division for Germany and Austria, Goldman Sachs International, Frankfurt
2011 - 2014Head of equity derivatives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Goldman Sachs International, London
2014 - 2018Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs AG and Managing Director of the Frankfurt branch of Goldman Sachs International
April 2018 - presentState Secretary for Financial market policy and European policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance