Michael is a German economist in macroeconomics and business administration. He worked with 3M for 25 years, gaining experience in international management assignments in over 50 countries in Europe, East Europe, Middle East and Africa. Michael’s international career began in the early 1990s with the rise of the economic globalization. He is one of the pioneers who contributed to 3M`s development of international business centers in Europe. In 2010, Michael founded U-COACHING® together with his wife Irina.