Born in 1963. North Rhine Westphalia. Study of Law at the Universities of Trier, Munich and Freiburg. 1994-2000 Legal Advice Officer, Citizens Advice Bureau of the European Commission, Representation in the Federal Republic of Germany. 2000-2009 Lecturer in European Studies at RheinAhrCampus Remagen (University of Applied Sciences). Since 2004 Chairman of the CDU Bonn regional party organisation. Since 2005 Vice-Chairman of the CDU in the district Mittelrhein. Since 1994 Lawyer. From 2004 to 2009 chairman of the district of CDU in Bonn. From 2005 to October 2011 vice chairman of the district Mittelrhein. Since October 2011 Chairman of the district Mittelrhein. Since December 2010 chairman of the district of the Europa Union Bonn/Rhein-Sieg. MEP since 2009.