Born and raised in Berlin and living there again, I studied Business Administration and later Economics in Passau, Germany, where I was lucky to be taught by Prof. Dr. Graf Lambsdorff, who is among many other amazing things the founder of the Corruption Perceptions Index. Ever since then I have been passionate about anti-corruption, as I believe corruption and ethical misconduct is the reason for much suffering in this world.
After having done research on corruption in Colombia (empirical), I advised Transparency Rwanda for the GIZ on fraud prevention and detection in public administration, and continued as Compliance Manager at Deutsche Bahn. From there I moved on to Zalando, Europe's leading online fashion platform, to build up their Compliance Management System. After stopping over at Auto1 as Anti Money Laundering and Compliance Officer, I once again built a complete Compliance Management System at ParkNow, a Daimler and BMW joint venture.
I am happy to be able to share my knowledge with a wide range of companies across all industries and sizes, from start- and scale-ups to stock-listed groups. As member of the DICO and TUV Certified Anti Money Laundering Officer, I have a vast network of Compliance professionals with a broad range subject matter expertise across various industries.
By the way, I am also a certified Yoga Teacher. Yoga is a philosophy with ethics at its core (the physical workout you most likely associate with it is just a tiny part of it). Now, Compliance when done well is a management system with ethics at its core. The link is obvious. Ethics. That is what matters in the end.