Michael joined Brunswick after 25 years in senior corporate and government relations roles. Most recently he was responsible for global communications, public policy, and brand communications at METRO AG. Prior to that he was Director of Corporate Affairs at Dresdner Bank AG and before that Head of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Vodafone Germany. Michael studied Catholic theology and political science and is a trained coach. He is head of the Economic and Social Affairs Working Group of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK).