After graduating (MBA) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration he started to work as audit assistant for an auditor & tax adviser in Vienna.
1998 he joined IKEA Austria in the position of a store operation manager, becoming store manager two years later. He moved to the Austrian service office in 2002 as country business controller, becoming country finance manager in 2004.
2009 he moved to Brussels in his current position. Negotiations with banks and acquirers are an integrative part of his daily operations since 2004, spread worldwide within the last 4 years.