President of Hilton International de Venezuela C.A., Vice-President of Hilton International for the Andean Pact Counries and General Manager of the Caracas Hilton Hotel.
Born in Germany, of Venezuelan nationality, a country in which he grew up and developed.
He studied both in Caracas and Berlin. Holds a degree from the Escuela de Comercio, in Hamburg, Germany.
His career started in the Berlin Hilton in 1963. He was member of the executive team responible for the Caracas Hilton opening in 1969.
He was transferred to Brazil in 1979, where he was General Manager of the Brasiton Contagem and Sao Paulo Hotels, and also General and Project Manager responible for the International Belem Hilton openingl
In January 1989, he was chosen as the Hilton International Manager of the Year Workwide, in 1992, he was honored with the " General Manager of the Americas" Award.
The government of Venezuela invested him with several orders and decorations.
In 1994, president Rafael Caldera appointed hima as officer to the Board of Director of Corporacion Venezolana de Turismo (Venezuelan Tourism Corporation) (Corpoturismo), former President and Founder of Asociacion Venezolana de Hoteles de Cinco Estrellas (AVECINTEL). He was first Vice-President of the Consejo Superior de Turismo (CONSETURISMO) and Board Member of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce (VenAmCham).
Married to Maria Mercedes Rodriguez de Schaepe and father of a girl.
Speaks four languages: Spanish, English, German and Portuguese.