Founding Partner & Deputy Director
Responsible for Belmond, Holland America Line, Seabourn
Cities of my life:
Kehl – Freiburg – Kingston/Ontario – San Francisco – Bonn – Wiesbaden
Born under the sign of:
Sagittarius with libra as ascendant – a combination that stands for energy, communication skills and creativity.
Heroes of my childhood:
Mary Poppins – “In every Job that must be done there is an element of fun”. I am still dreamin of her miraculous carpet bag that comfortaly holds just everything.
My first vinyl record/cassette/CD:
Vinyl record: Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel.
My favourite pet/animal:
The emperor penguin – their males so lovingly take care of the brood.
This would be my super power:
With a turn of my finger everything would be cleaned up – desk, kitchen basement …
I have a weakness for:
Ganesh statues from India, the real marzipan from Lübeck and Rosé Champagne.
Three things for my suitcase:
1. my thera band
2. my Tai Chi Gong CD
3. workout clothes
Top 3 on my bucket list:
1. a transatlantic crossing with a stop-over on Island
2. a Harley tour through California (as co-driver)
Online or print:
For me, nothing can top the feel and touch of a newly printed newspaper or magazine.
What I really like about my job:
This kind of attentive listenting when we take on new projects, grasping the challenge and getting to the heart of the matter.
Job-related magic moments:
My first trips to Myanmar long before it became a new touristic hot spot; long and amicable business relations wth clients and media; friendly and respectul encounters with people from different cultures without any culture clash.
My life motto…
Never a failure – Always a lesson.