Personal Skills and Competences

  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (confident in speech and writing)
  • French (very good in speech and writing)
Work in international contexts About 20 years’ experience in international standardisation:

  • Participation in several CEN workshop agreements for electronic signatures (EESSI) and e-invoicing.
  • 1999: Project leader of an ISO/CEN project on standardisation in E-Commerce.
  • Prior to 12/2012 (DIN): Chair of the German mirror committee of ISO TC 68;
    Vice-chair of the German mirror committee of ISO JTC 1.
  • From 2014 onwards: Member of the German delegation in the CEN TC 434 on e-invoicing.
  • Until 12/2012: Representative of German banks in international committees (European Central Bank, European Payments Council, MasterCard, etc.).
Organisational skills and competences Over 20 years’ experience in moderation and management of committees, consulting and project management:

  • Member of the (former) German Signature Alliance.
  • Founding member of the German Forum on Electronic Invoices, Chair of the Electronic Procurement subcommittee.
  • Creation of the EBICS AISBL in Belgium together with the French banking community (business concept, legal requirements, budgeting).
Technical skills and competences
  • Comelio, Berlin: Certificate in Ontologies RDF/OWL.
  • Open Hasso Plattner Institut, Potsdam:
    Certificate in Business Process Modeling and Analysis – BPMN.
  • Data modelling with gefegFX.
Artistic skills and competences


  • Executive Summer School, Barcelona: Certificate for This is Service Design Doing course.
  • Violin and viola in the orchestras of the universities of Tübingen, Paris and Leuven (Belgium); studying chamber music in Paris.
  • Two years’ professional training in photography at the Art School Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium.