International Experience

Wrigley GmbH, München

Regulatory and External Affairs Europe, Eastern Europe (incl. Russia, CIS), Middle East, Africa, India and South America

2005 bis 2010

Managing Director

Kaugummi-Verband e.V., Munich, Germany

Responsible for assuring that the interests of the chewing gum industry in Germany adequately represented vis-a-vis opinion leaders (political and the public), the lawmaking processes and the trade.

2010 - June 2013

Managing Director

BDSI Association of the German Confectionery Industry Chewing Gum Sector

Responsible for the successful integration of the German Kaugummi-Verband e.V., into the German national confectionery industry Association - BDSI

End 2007

Chairperson of the Regulatory Committee of ICGA, Brussels (International Chewing Gum Association)

Responsible for the strategic leadership of the international chewing gum industry, with respect to all relevant legislation with the goal to prevent and remove regulatory barriers in marketing of chewing gum worldwide.

Since mid 2008

Consultant on food regulatory affairs, government and external affairs, as well as for strategic business development

Also for companies in India, Turkey, Switzerland, USA and Canada

EFLA Board Member

(European Food Law Association)

"The European Food Law Association (EFLA) is an international non-profit making organisation that has as its essential goal to study and to promote Food Law, as well as to contribute to its development and to its international harmonisation under conditions taking into account at the same time its specificity, its interdisciplinary nature and its special function, the protection of the consumers."

Member of BLL - the leading association of the German food sector.

“The BLL functions as a partner for dialogue with political, administrative and scientific sectors, with consumer organisations and with the media, relative to the areas of food, food production, quality and safety, food laws and consumer protection.”

Active member of relevant BLL Working Groups.