I am a keen skiier and used to participate in ski racing in Germany until I was 17. I am also very interested in music and in particular fusion jazz and Latin music.
Parts of my family roots go back to a little village in Austria and most of my ancestors on my mothers side were farmers. On my fathers side we had a lot of small trade business people such as upholsterers, furniture makers etc. I have a brother who is an accomplished general and cosmetic surgeon and most of my extended family went into academic professions.
I speak both English and German as my native language and some French and Spanish.