José joined the Basel Institute on Governance in November 2019 as eLearning Supporter.
Prior to this, José worked for many years as a freelance IT consultant and IT Manager at the University of Basel Department of Biomedicine. He trained as an IT specialist at the Siemens-Nixdorf centre in Freiburg, and worked at Sun Microsystems for various Swiss banks and insurance companies with Unix operating systems, mainframes and storage systems.
José studied aerospace engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin, science in Marburg and Konstanz, and landscape planning and biology at the University of Freiburg, where he graduated with a diploma. He worked for several years as an environmental biologist, creating landscape plans and environmental recreation concepts.