Studied Economics, Politics and Communication Studies in München and New Orleans. He worked as a correspondent for the WirtschaftsWoche economic weekly magazine. After the reunification of Germany, as the deputy to the broadcasting commissioner he was jointly responsible for the development of the electronic media landscape in the new federal states. Later he worked for numerous, renowned German business magazines and as a media consultant for large companies. Between 2014 and 2020 he was the Chairman of the Ludwig Erhard Foundation. Since 2014 he publishes his own column magazine "TICHYS EINBLICK" with a steadily growing number of readers.