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About me


My Background

The most important professional positions of the last few years​

Nordzucker AG

Head of S&M & Product Development / Business Unit Plant Based Protein

09/2022 – 03/2023

Responsible for operations, sales, marketing, R&D, market research / Definition of the product portfolio and derivation of the detailed engineering for a new factory for vegetable raw materials from pulses / Special focus of the company on the value chain in Europe including the cultivation of pulses with own contract farmers up to the production of vegetable ingredients for the B2B business


Lovely Day Foods GmbH 

Chief Operating Officer

10/2021 – 07/2022

Member of the management team of a start-up for egg alternatives / responsible for the areas of operations, supply chain, IT, human resources, purchasing, legal and relationship management /   Focus activity: search for a contract manufacturer, contract negotiations / outsideHe is also responsible for the scale-up process of the project, setting up a purchasing organization, especially for raw materials (peas, field beans, chickpeas) and market observation in the field of alternative proteins


Director Alternative Proteins / Mergers & Acquisitions

09/2019 – 09/2021

Initial contact for new partners and mentors for start-ups in the PHW Group's Alternative Proteins sector /

Review, negotiation up to the conclusion of contractual agreements, such as NDA, LOI, MOU, Sales & Distribution Agreements, Shareholder Agreements / Project management from the first contact to the conclusion of the contract and the market launch of products in Europe / Partner of the PHW Group: Beyond Meat JUST Egg, Enterra, Bugfoundation, Supermeat, Redefine Meat, Gathered Foods (Good Catch), Livekindly / Close collaboration with sales, marketing, market research and product development for your own product range, especially when monitoring the market for new products, new ingredients and flavors / Market research in the areas of cultured meat & cultured fish, fermentation, insect and plant-based proteins

PHW Group / Oldenburger Gewickelspezialitäten GmbH & Co. KG

Commercial management

04/2017 – 08/2019

Management of Oldenburger Gewickelspezialitäten GmbH & Co. KG from a commercial perspective (sales approx. €550 million) in direct reporting to the board of the PHW Group / responsibility for the areas of finance and accounting, controlling, IT, purchasing and human resources / support in optimizing production processes Cost and quality aspects / negotiations with external companies about the purchase of operating resources, conclusion of (work) contracts / contact person for auditing companies, authorities and works councils, as well as auditors / commercial project support for the reconstruction of the company after a major fire, including reorganization in the commercial area

DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH

Head of Raw Materials Control

05/2011 – 03/2017

Responsibility for scheduling and controlling the DMK Group's liquid milk raw materials (approx. 7.3 billion kg per year) / scheduling and billing of all inter-company liquid freight (approx. 400 freights per week) / Close cooperation with the production companies to ensure optimal utilization

DMK Group / indoc milk GmbH


07/2011 – 03/2017

Additional responsibility within the DMK Group / Trading in liquid milk raw materials on the European dairy market (sales approx. €100 million) / Market observation and market assessment spot market / Negotiation of long-term supply contracts on an annual basis / Compensation for excess/shortage quantities due to fluctuations in the milk supply Milk producer 



DMK Group / Corman GmbH


12/2009 – 07/2014

ZAdditional responsibility within the DMK Group / Purchasing cream for the production of butter oil / Sales in 2014 € 57 million / Production planning and scheduling / Commercial implementation of quality requirements, certifications in collaboration with the QM department

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