*1958. Studied Business Administration and Art History. Practical training in Television Broadcasting at SWF. Author, director and moderator of television films, with a focus on cultural reportage and artist portraits. As exhibition organizer and curator, responsible for numerous art and culture projects. Chairman of the Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V. (Foundation for Art and Culture) in Bonn, Director of the MKM Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art in Duisburg, and Artistic Director of the Salzburg Foundation. Since 2010, Honorary Professor for Culture and Economy at the University of Witten/Herdecke. Official Advisor of the National Museum of China, Beijing. Since 2017, member of the curatorial committee of the German Friends of Yad Vashem. Awarded the Order of Merit of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2020.