Michael's career in IT started in 1990 as a COBOL and RPG programmer. He soon started a double business degree course at Fachhochschule Aachen, which led to his first adventures in ABAP coding. Michael completed his course at Coventry University, England, where he graduated in 1998. Since then, he has worked on national and multinational SAP projects in both consulting and end-user roles. During his work in the SAP arena, he has covered various industries including automotive, FMCG, entertainment, insurance, telecoms, and high tech. He has been a member of the SAP Mentor initiative since 2009.