He received an international engineering degree in food- and biotechnology (MSc) from the Vienna University of Applied Sciences in 1996 as well as an MBA in 2010. He started his professional career at Baxter BioScience where he held various leading positions in the area of pharmaceutical production. In 2004, he started up and lead Baxter´s newly built vaccines entity Baxter s.r.o. in the Czech republic. As of 2006, he took responsibility as Managing Director in Switzerland for Baxter’s blockbuster biologics manufacturing facility. Back in Austria, he joined the allergy-focused biotech start-up S-TARget therapeutics in 2010 as co-founder. Together with Geert Mudde he co-founded OncoQR ML in 2013.