About me

Journalist and Writer.

Weekly Columnist Capital. Expert on China and Russia.

Former Editor-in-Chief “Handelsblatt” and Assistant Editor (Honorary) “The Wall Street Journal Europe”. Long-standing career in journalism with postings in Frankfurt, Moscow and Tokyo.

Former Managing Director Hoffmann und Campe Corporate Publishing – one of Germany’s leading companies for corporate communications and content marketing.

Writer of several books on economics, marketing, politics and history:

“Maos German Top Agent – How China conquered Germany” (“Maos Deutscher Topagent – Wie China die Bundesrepublik eroberte“)(2023)
“Karl Marx – The First Thinker of Globalization” („Karl Marx – Der erste Denker der Globalisierung“) (2012)
“Pioneers of German Industry” („Pioniere der deutschen Wirtschaft“) (2006)
“The Envy-Trap” („Die Neidfalle“) (1999)

Keynote speaker international conferences.

Corporate communications consultant.

Chairman Board of Trustees Reinhard-Mohn-Institute for Corporate Governance (2010-2015)

Chairman of the Board Kölner Journalistenschule (Cologne School of Journalism) (2016 – present)

Lecturer International School of Management (ISM)