- Born in Cologne in 1969
- Admitted to the Bar in 1996
- Member of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2005
- Minister of Construction and Transportation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia from 2009 to 2010
- Minister of Finances of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Admittance to the bar is suspended due to the appointment to a public office.