Former Director EU Commission and Advisor German Government for Bioeconomy
Former Director European Commission. “Father” of the European Bioeconomy, now retired and advising many countries and companies on the bio-based economy.
From 1971-1995/96 official in the German government, Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology , and also Director of cabinet of a German Research Minister, Dr. Riesenhuber, from 1988-1993.
Member of the Georgofilii Academy in Florence, the oldest Agricultural Akademy in the world.