Werner Koch was born 1961; he is
married and living in Düsseldorf. After
school, alternative service and
apprenticeship as an electrician he
started to work as software developer
in 1985 while also studying computer
science at the FH Dortmund. For
several years he has been with a
Düsseldorf based software firm as principal architect of their software framework. After working for 10 years as a free-lancer he is now founder and CEO of the Free Software
Company g10 Code.