Born on 21 August 1955, he has developed his carrier with the German Federal Police (FP) since 1974 with various managerial functions related to operations and training as well as policy officer in the Ministry of Interior.
He graduated to senior management level in 1989 and since that carried out several managerial functions, dealing with border control issues both on national and European level.
Before joining Frontex he inter alia was Deputy Head of a Border Police District Authority, lecturer on operations and management at the FP Academy, Head of the FP Office at Munich airport, Head of crime investigation Department with Regional Authority Munich, Head of the Border Police Branch of the EUPOL Mission PROXIMA 2003/2004 in FYROM, and Head of the FP District Authority Schwandorf/Bavaria, managing 11 subordinated local offices with total 1800 staff in charge for border surveillance at the border to Czech Republic, Railway Policing in Northern Bavaria, and investigation of related crime.
More than 9 years heading the Frontex Operations Division he was responsible for the comprehensive operational information management and Frontex Situation Center, including the operational implementation of Eurosur business framework, the strategic and operational risk analysis on illegal migration and related crime at External borders of the EU as well as the planning, implementation and evaluation of border control Joint Operations and other activities, thus providing adequate operational responses to migration challenges, and also the planning and implementation of return activities, altogether supporting the Member States on the implementation of the EU Integrated Border Management.
After restructuring of Frontex as from 01.02.2018 he is now Director of Situational Awareness and Monitoring, responsible for operational information management, Frontex Situation Center, Risk Analysis and a new unit on Vulnerability Assessment, analyzing the capacities for border management in EU Member States.