Education: Master of science degree, chemistry; doctorate, chemistry
First job: Application scientist, Magnetic Chemistry Resonance Imaging at Siemens Medical Systems
Whom do you admire most in business and why?
Author Peter Drucker, because he said it all, and he said it years ahead of everybody else.
What is the most important business lesson you’ve learned?
Business is not rocket science. Success is closely related to focus, execution and building a great management team.
What has been your toughest business challenge?
Even big challenges are not as daunting if you reflect for a while and bounce potential solutions back and forth within a great management team.
Describe your leadership style.
Make the numbers, no excuses, no surprises.