Matthias Boenning was born in 1972. Two year training as a banker at Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie., Cologne. University degree in business administration after studies at Western State College of Colorado, U.S.A. and University in Cologne. Work experience at former Bayer subsidiary EC Erdölchemie, Cologne. From 1998 to 2000 analyst at oekom research AG, Munich. Since 2001 Head of Research. Member of the Executive Board of oekom research AG since 2003. Since 2004, Matthias Bönning is a visiting lecturer of the Technical University of Munich and of the University of Augsburg.