Managing director of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development at University of Hildesheim since 2012. Starting from 2017 he is head of the Arts Rights Justice Program which beside a wider research stream organizes the annual Arts Rights Justice Academy at Hildesheim Kulturcampus. Since 2017 he is representing the University of Hildesheim at the Steering Committee of Hildesheim's approach to become European Cultural Capital 2025. In 2014 he had been the head of management of the VIII. International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR2014). Since 2014 he is member of The International Journal of Cultural Policy’s list of reviewers. He had been member of the Cultural Policy Task Group of the Panafrican Arterial Network. Since 2014 he is member of the U40 Network "Cultural Diversity 2030" (coordinated by IFCCD and the German Commission for UNESCO). In 2013 he finalized his PhD entitled “The Art of Development Cooperation. Concepts and Programs of a Foreign Cultural Policy of the Nordic Countries” with summa cum laude. From 2006 until 2011 he had been busy with various project attendances, commissioned studies and conference management as a freelancer for the German Development Service (DED), the German Commission for UNESCO, the Church Development Service (EED), Goethe- Institute, Heinrich-Boell-Foundation, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Institute for Church and Society, Pan y Arte and others. Since 2003 he is a freelance musician.