Currently heads Project Consulting, a consulting company. Represented the French USINOR in Central and Eastern Europe. Between 1967 and 2000 held senior positions in metallurgical companies in Eastern Germany. From 1979 to 1985 was Deputy Minister, Mining, Metals and Potassium Industry Ministry, German Democratic Republic, supervised technology development and capital expenditures.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. Ph. D., Tech.; Ph.D., Ec.